Ethio-American Doctors Group Supports Dr. Tedros For Director General of WHO

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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. (EADG) fully supports Dr. Tedros Adhanom (Dr. Tedros) to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Recent events have demonstrated the need to change how global health must be viewed and addressed. It is essential for the leader of a global health institution has direct experience dealing with and addressing the multitude of challenges faced everyday by people across the globe. Dr. Tedros possesses the requisite experience, the appropriate vision and the respect and support of the global community for him to lead WHO at this critical time.

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Dr. Tedros has the direct, on-the-ground experience that is necessary to address the problems faced by global heath workers. He was an accomplished malaria researcher before becoming Ethiopia's Minister of Health. It was as Minister of Health that he became known globally for his innovative work to increase access to healthcare and improve health outcomes for the most challenged segments of the population. For example, the hiring of female health professionals was directly responsible for the significant reduction in infant mortality and improving key outcomes for maternal health in Ethiopia. This has been replicated in other countries, with significant positive health outcomes.

The vision Dr. Tedros has articulated for the WHO is simple, yet elegant. The belief that access to basic healthcare is a human right resonates in all of our global communities. The advent of the Ebola virus that dominated the public consciousness is still fresh and emergency preparedness and response has become paramount for global healthcare institutions and professionals. Improving women and girls health has direct link to the reduction of global poverty. Woven within the vision Dr. Tedros has expressed is the roadmap for the global health community to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

In the global health community, Dr. Tedros has been a stalwart figure. He has served as Board Chair of the Global Fund, reforming that institution making it efficient and relevant to current issues. He has and continues to serve in various capacities in numerous global heath institutions and has formed key relationships as equal partners with large stakeholders, earning the respect and admiration of many.

EADG believes that Dr. Tedros has the experience, the vision and the support of the global health community. We unequivocally support his candidacy to be the next Director General of the WHO to lead the institution at this critical time.

Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. is a US-based corporation with offices in Washington DC and North Carolina. Its mission is to build an economically sustainable tertiary, center of excellence hospital based on internationally accredited standard of care to provide the catalyst for change in how health care is delivered in the region. EADG has 250+ physician members covering 31 different specialties and subspecialties from all over the world, including 28 States in the USA, Ethiopia, Canada, the Caribbean, England, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Qatar, Scotland, Sudan, and Sweden, and US Virgin Island.

Media Contact: Mel Melaku Negussie, Esq., Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc.-, (202)775-0457, [email protected]

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