Congratulations to Dr. Tedros Adhanom and the global health community!

The whole world celebrated on the news where Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian politician, academic and public health authority, became the Director-General-elect of the World Health Organization (WHO), taking office for a five-year term on 1 July 2017 following his election by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017.

Hawassa University is no exception here and would like to thank the global health leadership for putting trust in Ethiopia as well as the already proven global leader in the area!

We also would like to congratulate Director-General-elect and all who campaigned for the right cause with him!

Dr. Tedros was with us on many occasions in person and practically throughout in his spirits. His simple and approachable personality despite immense experience, cutting edge expertise in global health and huge political positions is simply inexpressible!

We never forget Hawassa University’s first graduation of Medical Students where Dr. Tedros was our guest of honor!

All the international health conferences and local village (Kebele) visits where those powerful yet humble inspirations have been shared remain reverberating!

This is then just to say once again congratulations as well as wish you all the best in the new assignment!

Hawassa University


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