Press Release

Tedros Adhanom is elected as the next Director General of the World Health Organization

Dr Tedros Adhanom,

On behalf of Uniting to Combat NTDs, we would like to congratulate you on your election victory for Director-General of the World Health Organization.

The members of the World Health Organization have placed their trust in you and we hope their support motivates and inspires you during your term in office.

To defeat these diseases, we will need the continuing commitment and support from the World Health Organization. During your campaign, we were delighted that you highlighted the importance of tackling neglected tropical diseases through continued collaborative partnerships.

We look forward to partnering with you as we work towards the 2020 targets and the aims of the London Declaration.

Yours sincerely,
Thoko Elphick-Pooley
Uniting to Combat NTDs

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Thank you David Nabarro and Sania Nishtar

We would also like to congratulate Dr David Nabarro and Dr Sania Nishtar on their hard fought campaigns. During the election, we were very grateful that the candidates expressed their commitment to the aims of the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases.

We truly appreciate their hard work and dedication during this campaign. The election for this vital role benefited from their campaigns and contributions to the debate - truly putting global health on the world agenda.

We wish Dr David Nabarro and Dr Sania Nishtar all the best in their future endeavours.

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