GENEVA – Applause, cheers, Ethiopian flags, mobile phones held high and a crush of well-wishers greeted Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday evening after his election as WHO’s next Director-General. The vote by the 70th World Health Assembly made history: Tedros (who…

GENEVA – Tom Price brought honey and sharp words to a Tuesday afternoon event that focused on priorities for the next Director-General of the WHO. Attending his first World Health Assembly, the Secretary of the US Health and Human Services startled some in the audience by…

GENEVA – Though puffs of white smoke won’t be used to signal a decision, Tuesday’s election of Director-General of WHO has all the secrecy and drama of a Papal conclave.

This year, the World Health Assembly in Geneva faces a critical task: Selecting Margaret Chan's successor as director-general of the WHO. 3 finalists are vying for the role: Tedros Adhanom, of Ethiopia, a former health and foreign affairs minister; David Nabarro, of Britain…

There’s no shortage of threats to global health, nor a shortage of challenges facing the next Director-General of the WHO. In this final piece of GHN’s Q&A with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the DG candidate offers his take on the 3 greatest threats to global health and…

In his campaign to be Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus often returns to a familiar touchstone: his efforts as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health to reform the country’s health system. The initiative paid huge dividends:  HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria…

Tedros, who would be the first African leader of the WHO, cites his leadership in reforming Ethiopia’s health system “in an environment that was resource-constrained with a heavy disease burden” as a key indicator of his ability to achieve results, and promises to bring a “…

In the final part of GHN’s Q&A with her, Sania Nishtar makes her closing argument for why she should be WHO’s next Director-General. Nishtar emphasizes her history working in Pakistan’s government as a federal health minister, her ability to “speak truth to power,” her…