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Statement on the election of the World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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Statement of Michael R. Bloomberg, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, on the election of new WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


Congratulations to Dr. Tedros on his election today as the next Director-General of the World Health Organization, which has been an important partner for Bloomberg Philanthropies for more than a decade. He has been an exceptional leader in the field of public health, and I am looking forward to working with him on a wide variety of challenges — from tobacco use and obesity to road safety and drowning prevention – that present opportunities for saving and improving millions of lives around the world.

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