A second run for WHO’s director-general?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 4:16pm


If there’s one voice on the global stage that has become familiar this year, it’s that of Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization. It is now an elected position with all 194 member states getting a vote. The position oversees a massive global health system that includes disease control logistics and diplomacy. Ghebreyesus, the former foreign minister of Ethiopia, is the first from Africa to head the agency. He is reportedly seeking a second term, which would begin a year from now. But with the world turned upside down, and global health put to the test like never before, will he stand a chance? The World’s Elana Gordon reports.