Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus serves as the World Health Organisation, Director General. He was the first WHO Director-General elected from among multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly and was the first person from the WHO African Region to head the world’s leading public health agency.

Born in the Eritrean city of Asmara, Dr Tedros graduated from the University of Asmara with a Bachelor of Biology, before earning a Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health from the University of Nottingham and an Honorary Fellowship from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has played a significant role in directing public health measures in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

He will deliver a keynote speech on the topic “COVID-19 across the WHO African region”