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WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General
Note for the media
25 January 2017
The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees
for the post of Director-General of WHO.
Five candidates were interviewed by Member States today prior to the vote. The names of the 3 nominees were announced at
a public meeting on Wednesday evening, 25 January 2017.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Dr David Nabarro
Dr Sania Nishtar
All Member States will choose among the 3 nominees by vote at the World Health Assembly in May 2017. The new
Director-General will take office on 1 July 2017.
January 22, 2017