Congratulations to Dr Tedros, newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization

Congratulations to Dr Tedros, newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization

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Docteur Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected on Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 as WHO Director General, thus becoming the first representative of the African continent elected to this position. It was also the first time that universal suffrage was required from the 193 Member States of the World Health Assembly in order to elect the Director General.

The School of Public Affairs had received the three candidates at Sciences Po in February. A delegation composed of 6 students and Sana de Courcelles, Excutive Director of the School of Public Affairs, had gone to the World Health Assembly, especially to hear and talk about sanitarian dialogue (health democratcy), and they had the honour to meet the newly elected Director General last week.

The students of the School of Public Affaires had also the opportunity to meet Elisabeth Laurin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France th the United Nations Office at Geneva. 

The Sciences po School of Public affais propose a "Global Health" policy stream since 2016 to train future executives who will be able to understand the challenges of global health and the strengths of French and European health systems.

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