Tedros Ghebreyesus re-elected as World Health Organisation Director-General

World Health Organisation member states have re-elected Tedros Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General.

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The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has been re-elected for another five-year term of office.

Mr. Ghebreyesus was re-elected at the ongoing 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75) meeting, which is currently being held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The President of the 75th Assembly, Ahmed Abdilleh, said the Health Assembly adopted in a private session the resolution approving the contract of the director-general.

The Director-General had received more than two-thirds of secret-ballot votes cast, as needed to be appointed, but the UN health agency did not provide a precise breakdown.

Sources in the room said he had received 155 of the 160 votes cast.


Mr Ghebreyesus, who was first elected in 2017, will officially commence his new term on August 16, 2022.

Abdilleh said: “According to the Article 31 of the constitution and rule 109 of the rules of procedure of the World Health Assembly, the assembly approves the contract establishing the terms and conditions of appointment, salary and other emoluments for the post of director-general as amended.

“Pursuant to Rule 112 of the rules of procedure of the World Health Assembly, the assembly authorises the president of the 75th World Health Assembly to sign the contract in the name of the organisation.”

He then invited Mr Ghebreyesus to take the oath, quoting staff regulations 1.10 and 1.11 in pursuance of Article 37 of the Constitution.

After signing the contract, the WHO director-general expressed his appreciation for the re-election and highlighted three priorities for the next tenure.


He said: “Very difficult to express my words. Thank you so much indeed. This is overwhelming. I’m grateful and very humbled for your confidence and trust.”

“We have already presented this, it’s to promote health and keeping people healthy should be at the centre. Managing diseases should not be the centre. Of course, people will be seeking how that has to be managed but we have to focus on promoting health. That’s number one.

“Number two, we have to focus on primary health care. This centre of universal health coverage, its foundation should be primary health care. The third priority on emergency preparedness is dependent on the first to focus on health promotion, disease prevention,

“This recognition is not only for me. I really believe this is recognition for the whole WHO family. I am really proud to be WHO.”

Tedros has become a familiar face as he spearheads the international response to the coronavirus pandemic — an issue that remains front and centre at the WHO’s annual assembly taking place in Geneva this week.

Much controversy has surrounded this meeting, including the potential signing of a ‘pandemic treaty’ that hands over more domestic powers to the world body.

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5 comments on “Tedros Ghebreyesus re-elected as World Health Organisation Director-General”

  1. This comes as no surprise at all. Corruption is rampant within this unelected organization who wants to rule the world and who better than this shrewd little man ,Tedros, the other corrupt official, that oversaw so many murders and genocide of Ethiopians to be at the helm.

    Needless to say, that he is one of these men who has been tempted with glitter and has been bought with the corrupted money, and who has without hesitancy sold his soul and has no problems in pushing the murderous agenda to the rest of the world. That is a “quality” he has perfected whilst he was the Health minister of Ethiopia.

    His other great attribute is to unequivocally be subservient to the bigger masters and dutifully comply to everything he is told to do. Then again, as the good book states “The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil”.

    The World Needs Men …

    1. who cannot be bought;

    2. whose word is their bond;

    3. who put character above wealth;

    4. who possess opinions and a will;

    5. who are larger than their vocations;

    6. who do not hesitate to take chances;

    7. who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;

    8. who will be as honest in small things as in great things;

    9. who will make no compromise with wrong;

    10. whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;

    11. who will not say they do it” because everybody else does it”;

    12. who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity;

    13. who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;

    14. who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;

    15. who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says “yes.”

    Tedros is the complete opposite.

    1. One additional comment, the hand over heart sign by Tedros, is a direct indication of his belonging and allegiance to Freemasonry. It is a reminder of the Masonic obligation of Silence from the fellowcraft degree in which the heart shall be torn out if the Mason was to break his Masonic oath. Nothing can be clearer.

      1. Nice comments by Legitano7. As I sit here in bed on a cold wet Tuesday morning (not complaining…I am a South Australian farmer) with my cat Pixie on my legs, I am trying to envisage a more corrupt individual than Tedros, but having trouble…he is like a parody of himself…then again: Gates, Fauci? They would not meet even one of your fifteen criteria for the sort of men who should be leaders in this world, Legitano. On the other hand, they ARE indeed willing foot soldiers/lackeys of satan.

        1. I find the image of Young Tedious, sorry, Tedros, or Dr TAG, confusing! How can anyone place their hand over an Organ, which They metaphorically DO NOT apparently possess! I shall consult my INorganic directory! AHA! Option; A Heartless Beast. YEP! = MARKETS OF COMMERCE OR ENTITIES THEREOF! UNITED NATIONS -Tick. UNITED Nations – (Oxymoronic) – Tick.
          Dr TAG. As L 07 states, if you take the Former ‘List’ of Required Humanities of Men, And require a Perfect Polar opposite of THE List, I’d say Dr TAG, IS, THE Perfect candidate!
          Per references to SATAN, is this an Acronym of SadisticATedrosAsNecessary?

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