| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Tedros sole nominee as WHO chief, Western diplomats tell Reuters

Western diplomats said on Friday that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is on course to serve a second five-year term at the helm of the World Health Organization after being the only candidate nominated by 28 countries.

The diplomats were quoting a letter sent by the WHO to its 194-member states notifying them of the intimate nominations contained in sealed envelopes submitted in late September.

The 28 states include European Union members and three African countries, they told Reuters.

Earlier, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris, asked at a Geneva briefing about the nominations, said that the U.N. agency would issue a statement later on Friday.

  • Reuters