24-05-2017, Djibouti (Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), HE Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, sends his warm congratulations to the newly elected Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, who happens to be the first African to officiate at this prestigious position.
“It gives me a great pleasure to congratulate you, on behalf of IGAD and on my own, upon your historic election at the head of the WHO. Your victory is a symbol of an ever African rising unity in the international arena”, Amb Maalim said.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom has proven himself an accomplished statesman who will be in the best position to fulfill his mandate as the new head of WHO.
H.E Amb Maalim wishes Dr. Tedros a most successful tenure in his new endeavor and reassures him of IGAD support.