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Statement on appointment of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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On behalf of the World Bank, I extend our very warm congratulations to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as Director-General of the World Health Organization.  He brings a wealth of expertise and experience that will help steer WHO to have even greater impact. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with WHO under the leadership of Dr.Tedros in our common pursuit of supporting countries to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage and to improve their preparedness to manage epidemic threats.
I also want to recognize David Nabarro and Sania Nishtar for their superb efforts during the marathon campaign: we look forward to their continued leadership in global health. We also owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Margaret Chan for her leadership as Director-General and for her steadfast commitment to collaboration with the World Bank Group.  

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