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"[44] Both agreed to review the report of the International Panel of Experts and implement their recommendations, working to defuse the tensions and ease the crisis. "[101], Tedros stated he received death threats and racist remarks that he attributed to Taiwan with complicity from its Foreign Ministry,[102][103] an allegation Taiwanese officials vehemently denied, requesting an apology. [23] This program included the construction of 4,000 health centres, trained and deployed more than 30,000 health extension workers, and developed a new cadre of hospital management professionals as part of a Health Extension Program (HEP). 1.1M likes. [19] Infant mortality decreased by 23 percent, from 77 to 59 deaths per 1,000 births, while under-five mortality decreased by 28 percent, from 123 to 88 per 1,000 births. Although the full report has not been made public, and will not be until it is reviewed by the governments, Egypt and Ethiopia both released details. Gro Harlem Brundtland | [18], In October 2005, Tedros was appointed Minister of Health of Ethiopia by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Für die Kurzform wird anstelle des nicht existierenden Nachnamens der Rufname Tedros verwendet. 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[41] Morsi's top aide apologized for the "unintended embarrassment" and his cabinet released a statement promoting "good neighborliness, mutual respect and the pursuit of joint interests without either party harming the other." At this time the Ethiopian health ministry faced challenges that included poverty, poor infrastructure, and a declining global economic situation; Ethiopia employed fewer doctors than the number of Ethiopian doctors working in the Chicago metropolitan area. [8] In late 2003, Tedros was appointed a State Minister (deputy minister) for Health, and served for just over a year. [22][7][19], As Minister of Health, Tedros was able to form a close relationship with prominent figures including former American president Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The outcome document, called the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), set policy actions by Member States, which draw upon all sources of finance, technology, innovation, trade, and data to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. [4] Im Januar 2020 soll Tedros, dessen Wahl zum WHO-Generaldirektor von der chinesischen Regierung unterstützt worden war, auf Drängen des chinesischen Präsidenten Xi Jinping Informationen über die Mensch-zu-Mensch-Übertragung von COVID-19 zurückgehalten haben, was von der WHO dementiert wird. Der Leiter der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus antwortete am Mittwoch auf die am Dienstag geäußerte Kritik an der Agentur und betonte: „Meine kurze Botschaft lautet: hören sie auf, die COVID-19-Krise zu politisieren:“ Der WHO-Chef sagte: „Wir sollten parteiübergreifend arbeiten und religiöse Unterschiede beiseite legen. Er ist Generaldirektor der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) und hatte zuvor in Äthiopien verschiedene Ministerämter inne. [80] His judgement was widely questioned on social media. [65][66][67], Tedros has overseen the WHO management of the Kivu Ebola epidemic. [43] On 18 June, Tedros and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr issued a joint statement reiterating "their commitment to strengthen their bilateral relations and coordinate their efforts to reach an understanding regarding all outstanding issues between both countries in a manner of trust and openness building on the positive developments of their relations. [6] David Steinman accused Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 55, who took over at the WHO three years ago, of being one of three officials in control … [13][70] He campaigned on the issue and reiterated this focus in his first speech as Director-General and throughout the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. [26], Under Tedros' tenure, the unmet need for family planning in Ethiopia has declined, and the contraceptive prevalence rate has doubled in five years. There are some disturbing things about the 55-year old who was selected for the top job at the WHO in May 2017 that seem to have been skipped by the Media(D). [82][83], In remarks to the Anadolu Agency, some Ethiopian government officials anonymously accused Tedros of soliciting support for the Tigray People's Liberation Front during the 2020 Tigray conflict. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Tesfamariam Alemayehu, Andrea Bosma, Karen Hanna Witten, Awash Teklehaimanot: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Mitiku Haile, deanb, Karen Hanna Witten, Asefaw Getachew, Ambachew M. Yohannes, Mekonnen Yohannes, Hailay D. Teklehaimanot, Steven W. Lindsay, Peter Byass: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Michel Kazatchkine, Michel Sidibé, Hiroki Nakatani: Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 24. Er ist der erste Afrikaner in diesem Amt und seine Wahl war ein zähes Ringen: Der Äthiopier Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wurde als Nachfolger von … Er etablierte eine universelle Krankenversicherung und verbesserte trotz begrenzter Ressourcen den Zugang zur Gesundheitsversorgung. During his tenure, the AU adopted its First Ten Year Implementation Plan for Agenda 2063 – a roadmap for achieving a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable growth, which has placed health as its centerpiece. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Regierungen bekämpfen Coronavirus "gefährlich kurzsichtig" Der Chef der Weltgesundheitsorganisation sagt, dass zu wenig in den Schutz vor Epidemien investiert werde. [35], In May 2013, controversy intensified over the under-construction Hidase Dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz near Sudan as Ethiopia began diverting the Blue Nile for the dam's construction. [77] He said Zimbabwe was "a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all." [citation needed], The National Malaria Guideline (3rd Edition) prepared by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia in 2012, before the departure of Tedros to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, states that "52 million people (68%) live in Malaria-risk areas." American economist David Steinman is calling for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization, to be prosecuted for … [78][79] Observers said Tedros was returning a campaign favour. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Ethiopia was the first country to sign compact with the International Health Partnership. [5] Da die WHO Chinas Vorgehen und die angebliche Offenheit seiner Führung lobt sowie Propagandabotschaften unkommentiert lässt, wurde von Tedros vielfach der Rücktritt gefordert. — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) November 19, 2020. 165.1k Followers, 13 Following, 362 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@drtedros) [26] The number of expectant mothers who delivered with the help of a skilled provider rose from 6 percent in 2005 to 10 percent in 2011, according to the 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. One observer called it "a really nasty" election. Eigentlich wollte der Äthiopier die Organisation reformieren und armen Menschen den Zugang zu medizinischer Versorgung erleichtern. Jong-wook Lee | [26] The prevalence was reduced from its double-digit record to 4.2 in cities and 0.6 in rural areas. Nachrichten, Analysen und Multimedia: Mehr lesen Sie auf Sputnik Deutschland [94] Tedros praised China for its containment measures, describing them as a "new standard for outbreak control. Die Vorwürfe sind berechtigt, denn WHO-Chef Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ist der falsche Mann an der Spitze. And especially my appreciation to my friend Ambassador Ischinger. [48] She later led his transition team. His official launch of candidacy in Geneva was attended by the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda and Kenya, and the Minister of Health of Algeria. Mugabe was chair of the African Union when Tedros was endorsed as a sole African Union candidate in a murky process that did not consider qualified alternatives like Michel Sidibé of Mali and Awa Marie Coll-Seck of Senegal. For Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the COVID-19 pandemic is just such a defining moment. Vor der Wahl zum WHO-Generaldirektor war Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus von 2005 bis 2012 äthiopischer Gesundheitsminister und von 2012 bis 2016 Außenminister. [30] The Conference, however, was criticized by a few observers for failing to come up with new money for implementing the SDGs during its process[31] while a follow up report by the Economic and Social Council Forum in April 2016 was much more optimistic and provided the framework to monitor the commitments. [44], On 24 May 2016, on the margins of the 69th World Health Assembly, Tedros officially announced his candidacy for the post of the Director-General of the World Health Organization as the sole African candidate,[45] with endorsement from the African Union and Ministers of Health of the continent. Prevention measures like the use of condoms have shot up starkly with increased awareness on the disease and advertising urging safe sex practices and condom use. November 2020 um 10:53 Uhr bearbeitet. Marcolino Gomes Candau | The wide range of media campaigns to inform the public about the disease has helped achieve behavioral change. [86], In early 2020, Tedros oversaw the world's management of the COVID-19 pandemic. One way or another: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains the dodgiest official ever appointed to the top post at WHO, right in the middle of the worst medical crisis ever inflicted on the world. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tedros played a pivotal leadership role in the Africa Union's response to the 2013–2016 Western African Ebola virus epidemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (amharisch ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; * 3. [53], Tedros was elected as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017,[4][54][55] becoming the first director-general who is not a medical doctor,[56][57] with an overwhelming 133 votes out of 185. [8][17], In 2001, Tedros was appointed head of the Tigray Regional Health Bureau. An der University of Nottingham promovierte er 2000 zum Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) im Fach Community Health.[1]. 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The editor-in-chief of Lancet, a prominent medical journal, called Tedros "Dictator-General. His campaign tagline was "Together for a Healthier World. [according to whom?] [58][59] He became the first African to lead the WHO, as well as the first Director-General elected in a vote open to all Member States. Elects Ethiopia's Tedros as First Director General From Africa", "Fatal outbreak not a cholera epidemic, insists Ethiopia", "Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. An American economist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, David Steinman, accused WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of being one of three officials in control of the Ethiopian security services from 2013 to 2015 according to a report by The Times. 3.5-fold) during epidemics." World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has become a household name during the pandemic. Anders Nordström | [75][76], On 18 October 2017, Tedros announced that he had chosen President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to serve as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases for Africa. "[47] His Campaign Chair was Senait Fisseha, an Ethio-American lawyer and a Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics from University of Michigan. [19], The decline in the infection rate has been attributed to the concerted effort of the Ministry of Health in providing medicines and organizing various awareness-raising programs. In addition to these challenges, the National Malaria Guideline stresses once again, "serious problems in coordinating health interventions and implementing partners. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; n. 3 martie 1965, Asmara, Imperiul Etiopian) este un politician și academician etiopian, care este Director General al Organizației Mondiale a Sănătății din 2017. [24], In July 2009, Tedros was elected Board Chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a two-year term. [71]\[72] In October 2017, he announced his senior leadership team, with women representing 60% of appointments. He collected the most votes during both rounds. In der bewaffneten Auseinandersetzung zwischen der äthiopischen Zentralregierung und der Regionalregierung in Tigray ab November 2020 warf ihm erstere eine einseitige Parteinahme für letztere vor. The more mundane facts about Dr. Tedros are that he was born in 1965 in Asmara, which was part of Ethiopia at the time but is now in Eritrea. [7], Brock Chisholm | "[92] In March, he called the pandemic "the defining global health crisis of our time" and urged countries to increase testing for the virus,[93] as well as warning of the damage the virus could do in poor countries. But it has not yet become a global health emergency. März 1965 in Asmara, Äthiopien, heute Eritrea) ist ein äthiopischer Biologe, Immunologe und Politiker. Throughout his career, and as director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros … Tedros was responsible for the organization of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) document in which the attending countries committed to financing for the Sustainable Development Goals. [3][4] Tedros is the first non-physician and first African in the role;[5] he was endorsed by the African Union. [10], Tedros was born in Asmara, which at that time was in Ethiopia—but is now the capital of Eritrea[11]—to Adhanom Gebreyesus and Melashu Weldegabir. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ist 1965 in Asmara geboren, das damals von Äthiopien besetzt war und heute die Hauptstadt Eritreas ist, eines der ärmsten Länder der Welt. Er wurde als erster Generaldirektor der WHO von der Weltgesundheitsversammlung aus mehreren Kandidaten gewählt und er ist die erste Person aus Afrika, die als technischer und administrativer Leiter der WHO fungiert. We must step up security in DRC", "Opinion: All nations should have universal health care", "Curriculum Vitae: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus", "Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected new head of WHO", "Dr Tedros takes office as WHO Director-General", "World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Never Stops Worrying", "Curriculum Vitae: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Deren Chef, der Äthiopier Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, soll nach Angaben des äthiopischen Militärs versuchen, den abtrünnigen Tigray mit Waffen und diplomatischer Unterstützung zu helfen. [19] The rate of new malaria admittances fell 54% in the country over the same period, while the number of childhood malaria cases reported at clinics fell by 60%. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye sus 2 HOUR S AGO If everything you knew about vaccines came from social media, you could be forgiven for thinking global immunisation rates are collapsing under a torrent of misinformation from anti-vaccine activists sowing seeds of doubt in the minds of parents. [39] Ethiopia requested that the Egyptian Ambassador explain the meeting. [51] Tedros also hired Mercury Public Affairs, a US-based lobbying company, to help him with his bid. [46] During the launch, it was stressed that the nomination of Tedros was based on merit and his prolific national and global credentials. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has a background that raises a lot of questions. Vaccine alone will not end the coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. Morsi reportedly believes that is better to engage Ethiopia rather than attempt to force them. [26] According to the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) said the rate of HIV infection in Ethiopia has declined by 90% between 2002 and 2012, while the rate AIDS-related death has dropped by 53%. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics", "Attacks On WHO Candidate Are Defamatory, 'Colonial', Ambassador Says", "Tedros Adhanom facing calls to resign as Ethiopians question if it makes sense", "Open letter to the WHO Purge Dr. Tedros Adhanom out or Face the Shame! [16], In 1986, after his first degree, Tedros joined the Ministry of Health of the Derg as a junior public health expert. [26] The number of people starting HIV treatment increased more than 150-fold during 2005–2008. Tedros has not been as … [95][96][69][97][98][99] According to the BBC, "while Dr Tedros may be political, a lot of that political effort seems to be spent reassuring authoritarian, opaque governments, in a bid to get them to work with the WHO to tackle diseases which threaten global health. [21][22][19] The Tedros and the Health Ministry's activities from 2005 to 2008 were supported by US$1.9 billion in development aid, increased focus on links between community and centralized health systems, and less exclusive attention to HIV/AIDS and Malaria. Er wurde 2009 zum Vorsitzenden des Global Fund zur Bekämpfung von AIDS, Tuberkulose und Malaria gewählt. [3], Während seiner Zeit als Gesundheitsminister sollen Journalisten davon abgehalten worden sein, über Cholera-Ausbrüche zu berichten. The document further reveals that "Ethiopia is one of the most malaria-prone countries in Africa, with rates of morbidity and mortality increasing dramatically (i.e. [68] He made early trips to both the Democratic Republic of Congo and China during the Kivu Ebola epidemic. [8][9], Tedros is included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020. At that time, the dam was more than 22 percent complete and expected to produce 6,000 megawatts, making it Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant. [26] The Health Ministry conducted the distribution of 20.5 million insecticide-treated bed nets to protect over 10 million families in malaria-prone areas between 2005 and 2008. [26], According to the WHO Africa office (WHO-AFRO), in 2011 when Tedros was the minister of health, 75% of the land and 60% of the population was exposed to malaria in Ethiopia, although malaria admissions and deaths marginally fell in recent years. Im Mai 2017 wurde Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus auf der siebzigsten Weltgesundheitsversammlung für eine Amtszeit von fünf Jahren zum Generaldirektor der WHO gewählt. [citation needed] He also helped achieve the agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia and Jubaland Political Actors, which played a role in improving the delivery of health services and protecting the safety and security of Somali citizens. It reviewed documents about the environmental impact of the dam and visited the dam site. "[citation needed], Under Tedros, the Ministry of Health was able to turn around Ethiopia's record of the highest number of new HIV infections in Africa, bringing the number down dramatically. Excellencies, distinguished guests, dear colleagues and friends, Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. [19][20] A review published in Global Health Governance considered progress in health indicators during this period to be significant. [6] He has held two high-level positions in the government of Ethiopia: Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012[7] and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016. [102], Tedros is married and has five children. [60][61] He took office for a five-year term on 1 July 2017. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus . ", "Ebola responders face deadly attacks. In November 2012, Tedros became Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs. Tedros was instrumental in the successful outcome of the Third International Conference for Financing for Development, which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 13–16 July 2015 demonstrating his negotiation and consensus building skills. [88] On 23 January 2020, the WHO stated the novel coronavirus did not yet rise to the level of an international emergency, but that the organization was closely tracking the virus' evolution. [19] Tedros designed the health workforce "flooding" reform strategy that has resulted in the training and deployment of thousands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists and health officers. 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