Ethiopia's foreign minister T. Adhanom is purportedly vying to head the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Contrary to what is reported, he is not medically qualified. Dr. T Adhanom is a biologist who has been working in the health sector..
For the record, both the WHO regional Director's position as well as that of the Director -General require a medical degree coupled with a specialty in at least one field of medicine plus the requisite experience.
Once again, the WHO Director-General's post has always been held by someone who had the aforementioned qualifications and an outstanding track record in her/ his field and of course the backing of his/her regional constituency.
One wonders whether the minister is unaware of the requisite credentials.