Over three decades, Dr Tedros has developed a unique mix of political leadership and hands-on public health experience. He is a distinguished leader who has saved and improved lives in Africa and around the world.

Dr Tedros has first-hand experience improving health outcomes in a country and region hardest hit by many of the world’s biggest health challenges. As Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, his comprehensive agenda of reform dramatically transformed the country’s health system, positively improving the lives of millions of Ethiopians. His global leadership on malaria, HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health has also been immensely impactful.

It is through Dr Tedros’ inclusive, engaging, and decisive leadership – as well as his community and hands-on experience – that he has been able to bring health care closer to communities, respond to health outbreaks and emergencies, improve the health and well-being of women and children, invest in people, and spearhead innovative reforms to finance infrastructure and data systems.