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Former Nottingham student to lead World Health Organisation


A University of Nottingham alumnus has been named as head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will be the next director general of the UN agency after winning the most votes from 186 member states.

Dr Tedros, 52 and from Ethiopia, will be the first African in the post. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June.

Dr Tedros who has also held roles as Ethiopian minister of health and foreign affairs and chairman of the board of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria, graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2000 with a PhD in community health.

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Posted on Tuesday 30th May 2017

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