WHO chief Tedros looks guaranteed for re-election amid COVID pandemic

Posted on AllSides January 9th, 2022
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), is all but ensured to lead the organization for a second term, from 2022 to 2027, because he is the only candidate in the race. As a matter of procedure, on 25 January, the WHO’s executive board is expected to nominate him for re-election in May.

The probable extension of his leadership occurs against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as the health agency continues to advise countries on how to curb the coronavirus’s devastation.

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