Why Ethiopia's Foerign Minister Tedros Adhanom is not qualified to head WHO

By Observer

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.

An observer.