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WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General

January 30, 2017 12:01 pm Published by

The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees for the post of Director-General of WHO.

Five candidates were interviewed by Member States today prior to the vote. The names of the 3 nominees were announced at a public meeting on Wednesday evening, 25 January 2017.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Dr David Nabarro
Dr Sania Nishtar

All Member States will choose among the 3 nominees by vote at the World Health Assembly in May 2017. The new Director-General will take office on 1 July 2017.
For more information, please contact:

Gregory Härtl
Tel: +41 22 791 44 58
Mobile: +41 79 203 6715
E-mail: hartlg@who.int

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