Tedros Ghebreyesus, who was recently elected the World Health Organization’s, WHO Director-General, resumed for a 5 years term Saturday.
Mr. Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian medical doctor, was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and is the first African to occupy the position.
He was elected with the highest vote in May during the 70th World Health Assembly, defeating two other candidates vying for the position.
It was also the first time the health assembly selected a director-general from among multiple candidates.
There had been fears that Mr. Ghebreyesus would not get enough votes to become the D-G as there had been a political drama in Geneva which caused tension among health experts, who feared politics could outweigh accountability and experience.