Ethiopia’s Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

by Jamey Keaten AND Maria Cheng

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Photo: Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director-general of the World Health Organization, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead an influential agency that helps set health priorities worldwide.

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