"On behalf of President Trump and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we congratulate Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on being elected the next Director-General of the World Health Organization".
Tedros is not a physician but has a doctorate in community health; he is credited with successfully reforming his country's health system when he served as health minister from 2005 to 2012. The victor, who will serve a five-year term, takes office July 1, succeeding Margaret Chan, who has held the post since November 2006.
Cheers broke out, observers said, as he beat out David Nabarro, a 67-year-old physician and longtime United Nations official from Britain, and Sania Nishtar, a 54-year-old cardiologist from Pakistan. He received 133 votes while Nabarro got 50, with two abstentions.
After almost two years of public campaigning, originally by six candidates, the election itself took place in a closed-door session in which the health ministers of 194 of the world's countries cast their ballots in secret.
In a speech before the election-part of a weeklong meeting of health ministers from 194 nations in Geneva-Tedros talked about growing up in Ethiopia, saying he comes from a background of "knowing survival can not be taken for granted, and refusing to accept that people should die because they are poor".
China has blocked the participation of Taiwan, accusing its year-old government of not accepting the "One China" principle. "It forces you to articulate your vision, to make certain promises that you will be held accountable for".
The new head of the World Health Organization says his "central priority" will be working to achieve universal health coverage, while pledging to "provide value for money" and reform the United Nations agency. The voting may continue for several rounds, with a victor expected late on Tuesday. The former health minister has been dogged by allegations that he covered up cholera outbreaks while he worked in Ethiopia, and protesters have occasionally interrupted proceedings at this week's meeting.
But she defended her legacy, stressing WHO had "made quick course corrections", brought the outbreak "under control, and gave the world its first Ebola vaccine".
"Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a driving force for change with vast experience and expertise in global health", said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS.
The WHO director-general wields considerable power in setting medical priorities that affect billions of people and declaring when disease outbreaks evolve into global emergencies. He then served as Ethiopia's foreign minister, from 2012 to 2016. For the first time since its 1948 creation, every nation will vote for WHO's new director-general, determining the future orientation and leadership of the controversial, underfunded agency.
At one point they forced outgoing chief Margaret Chan to halt her speech in the assembly hall Monday, shouting "No Tedros at WHO".
Rafael Nadal wins 2017 Madrid Open after beating Dominic Thiem
Djokovic didn't have to play the quarterfinal in Madrid because Kei Nishikori withdrew before the match because of a wrist injury. Thiem was trying to win his ninth title, and the first since winning the Rio de Janeiro tournament in the beginning of the year.
Trump's businesses descended into multiple bankruptcies before he recovered his financial footing and became a media star. They also disagree on issues like the death penalty and the arms trade but share a fervent opposition to abortion.
He said any information that is shared also needs to be cleared by the agency where the intelligence information originated. Both intelligence chiefs, the report said, refused to comply with Trump's request, which they both deemed inappropriate.
Nadal buscará su quinto título en Madrid ante el austriaco Dominic Thiem , que venció al uruguayo Pablo Cuevas por 6-4 y 6-4. El que gane avanzará por primera ocasión a la gran final de un Masters 1000 .
There has been speculation surrounding the France forward's future after a lack of game time under Arsene Wenger this season. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United were knocked out of the race for the top four when they lost to Tottenham a week ago.
He didn't just want to come here and do better than last season, he wanted to achieve big goals. "We must play great attention". Conte warned of the "danger" ahead in Chelsea's quest for the double in his first season as head coach.
Because the RPS surge up in the top four place in the IPL 2017 points table with his batting and bowling ability. When will the MI vs RPS IPL 2017 match be played? On the other hand, Mumbai is't new to play such big games.
It was created to remove tariff barriers and facilitate the cross-border movement of goods and services among the three countries. Small as it was, and despite Trump's campaign promises, that agreement expanded trade .
United Kingdom raises terror threat level to critical
33, had been begging in the arena foyer where suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his device late Monday, killing 22 people . The university said in a statement that Abedi was one of its students and it was helping the police with their investigation.
Celtics rally to beat Cavaliers, James fizzles
The Cavaliers seemed to have snuffed out any life the Celtics had in a 130-86 romp in Game 2 in Boston on Friday night. Love made 7-of-10 three-pointers in the first half and led all scorers with 22 points at the break.
Policía identificó al autor del ataque en Manchester
Muchos familiares de las víctimas continúan la búsqueda frenética en hospitales de la ciudad y a través de las redes sociales. La premier manifestó que están buscando si el atacante actuó solo o si tiene aliados para ser llevados a la justicia.
President, PM condemn Manchester terror attack
Police confirmed that a lone man, who was also killed in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device at the arena. Police appealed for the public to upload images and footage to assist them in their investigation.
Identifican al terrorista suicida de Mánchester
La policía allanó una casa modesta en Fallowfield, en el sur de Manchester , y el personal forense entraba y salía del lugar. Los tres hablaron bajo la condición de anonimato por tratarse de una investigación en curso. "Destrozada.
North Korea confirms test-firing another ballistic missile
State Secretary Rex Tillerson has strongly denounced North Korea's Sunday missile launch, calling it disappointing and disturbing. On April 29, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile from a Pukchang area but it exploded in mid-air minutes after lift-off.
Cavs coach defends James after 'weird' loss to Celtics
The Cavaliers dropped to 10-1 in the post-season with their first loss since game four of last year's finals against Golden State. Stevens said Thomas may consult with two additional specialists. "Offensively, we didn't attack", Lue said.