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Africa: Dr. Tedros Endosered By the African Union

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From the Desk of Dr. Tedros

Dear colleagues and friends,

It has been a few weeks since my last message to you. First and foremost, I would like to thank my friends and colleagues for your unwavering support. I am honored to be one of three candidates left in the election for Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). I am pleased our campaign received 34 votes in the first round of voting, which means every country on WHO’s Executive Board endorsed my candidacy. I am also grateful to have received the highest number of votes in the second round of the shortlisting. I know that transforming WHO requires effective engagement with Member States, so I am heartened by this strong display of support from each region. Countries must be at the table, as full and equal partners, to guide and make the decisions that will affect the health of their populations.Over the next 2 months, I look forward to continuing our conversation about how to make a tangible, positive impact on the health and lives of people everywhere. I am confident that if we maximise inclusive partnerships and ensure collective priority setting, we will build a stronger WHO fit for the challenges of the 21st century.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, I called for much needed global actions and investments to support countries’ advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women. Despite all the progress we have made, millions of women and girls continue to face challenges ranging from access to education and employment opportunities, to early marriage and lack of access to reproductive health services. Investing in girls and women is the smartest thing we can do, and it will help us improve opportunities for all people. Leading on gender equality is among my five leadership priorities for WHO.

All of this builds on the support from you.

These discussions and experiences have energised me and reaffirmed that we can and will build WHO into a more effective, transparent and accountable agency that is independent, science and innovation-based, results-focused and responsive. Please see my vision statement for more about my leadership priorities for WHO.

With your assistance, I am confident that we will be successful in the final election in May at the World Health Assembly.

Together for a healthier world.

NEWS
Gender and the future of global health
By: Austin Liu and Kelly Thompson, The Lancet Global Health Blog
Among the three candidates, Dr. Tedros is the only one to include women’s health in his five leadership priorities for WHO.Opinion: The election that matters for the health of the world
By: Prashant Yadav and Akash Goel, Devex
Dr. Tedros’ suitability for Director-General rests is his irrefutable ability to create and build efficient and sustainable health systems, the linchpin of health care delivery.
ENGAGEMENT
Dr. Tedros was pleased to join the other two nominees for Director-General at the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, for a discussion about political leadership in global health.
While visiting Brazil, Dr. Tedros spent time at the Family Clinic in Recanto das Emas.
While speaking at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Dr. Tedros made the point that “Universal Health Coverage is not just an option. It is the only way to realize health for all.”
Dr. Tedros joined H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and President of Guinea Alpha Condé with other leaders to launch Africa’s continent-wide public health agency, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
At a dialogue hosted by Sciences Po in Paris, Dr. Tedros boldly stated, “We can’t improve health without improving the rights of women.”

From the Desk of Dr. Tedros

Dear colleagues and friends,

It has been a few weeks since my last message to you. First and foremost, I would like to thank my friends and colleagues for your unwavering support. I am honored to be one of three candidates left in the election for Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). I am pleased our campaign received 34 votes in the first round of voting, which means every country on WHO’s Executive Board endorsed my candidacy. I am also grateful to have received the highest number of votes in the second round of the shortlisting. I know that transforming WHO requires effective engagement with Member States, so I am heartened by this strong display of support from each region. Countries must be at the table, as full and equal partners, to guide and make the decisions that will affect the health of their populations.Over the next 2 months, I look forward to continuing our conversation about how to make a tangible, positive impact on the health and lives of people everywhere. I am confident that if we maximise inclusive partnerships and ensure collective priority setting, we will build a stronger WHO fit for the challenges of the 21st century.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, I called for much needed global actions and investments to support countries’ advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women. Despite all the progress we have made, millions of women and girls continue to face challenges ranging from access to education and employment opportunities, to early marriage and lack of access to reproductive health services. Investing in girls and women is the smartest thing we can do, and it will help us improve opportunities for all people. Leading on gender equality is among my five leadership priorities for WHO.

All of this builds on the support from you.

These discussions and experiences have energised me and reaffirmed that we can and will build WHO into a more effective, transparent and accountable agency that is independent, science and innovation-based, results-focused and responsive. Please see my vision statement for more about my leadership priorities for WHO.

With your assistance, I am confident that we will be successful in the final election in May at the World Health Assembly.

Together for a healthier world.

NEWS
Gender and the future of global health
By: Austin Liu and Kelly Thompson, The Lancet Global Health Blog
Among the three candidates, Dr. Tedros is the only one to include women’s health in his five leadership priorities for WHO.Opinion: The election that matters for the health of the world
By: Prashant Yadav and Akash Goel, Devex
Dr. Tedros’ suitability for Director-General rests is his irrefutable ability to create and build efficient and sustainable health systems, the linchpin of health care delivery.
ENGAGEMENT
Dr. Tedros was pleased to join the other two nominees for Director-General at the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, for a discussion about political leadership in global health.
While visiting Brazil, Dr. Tedros spent time at the Family Clinic in Recanto das Emas.
While speaking at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Dr. Tedros made the point that “Universal Health Coverage is not just an option. It is the only way to realize health for all.”
Dr. Tedros joined H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and President of Guinea Alpha Condé with other leaders to launch Africa’s continent-wide public health agency, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
At a dialogue hosted by Sciences Po in Paris, Dr. Tedros boldly stated, “We can’t improve health without improving the rights of women.”
At the Public Policy Forum International in Beijing co-sponsored by the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and the Institute for Global Health at Peking University, Dr. Tedros spoke about leadership for global health and putting health at the centre of the global development agenda.
Copyright © 2017 Dr. Tedros for WHO Director General, All rights reserved.

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At the Public Policy Forum International in Beijing co-sponsored by the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and the Institute for Global Health at Peking University, Dr. Tedros spoke about leadership for global health and putting health at the centre of the global development agenda.
Copyright © 2017 Dr. Tedros for WHO Director General, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

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Addis Ababa 00000

Ethiopia

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