Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, born 3 March 1965. Dr Tedros elected WHO Director-General in May 2017. Dr Tedros Heads WHO to Tackle Covid-19 Pandemic. He has been praised for reforming the health sector and improving access to health care in Ethiopia, Africa's most populous state after Nigeria. But when he was in charge, his ministry was known to discourage journalists from reporting about suspected cholera cases in the country. Tedros holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Health from the University of Nottingham in the UK and a Master of Science in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London.