WHO DG:  Executive Board names 3 candidates

WHO DG:  Executive Board names 3 candidates


The World Health Organisation (WHO)  Executive Board has  selected three candidates for the position of Director General. The three candidates will be presented to the  World Health Assembly later in the year where one of them will be chosen as the new  WHO DG.

The three nominees are:

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, nominated by the Government of Ethiopia;
  • Dr. Davis Nabarro, nominated by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and
  • Dr. Sania Nishtar, nominated by the Government of Pakistan

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.

• Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

• Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

• Dr. Sania Nishtar

• Dr. Sania Nishtar

• Dr. Davis Nabarro

• Dr. Davis Nabarro

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