Director-General's Office

Candidates for WHO Director-General

Following the closure of the deadline on 22 September 2016 for Member States to propose candidates for the position of the next Director-General of WHO, the Organization acknowledges below the names of the proposed candidates.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Flavia Bustreo

The Government of Italy has submitted the nomination of Dr Flavia Bustreo.

Philippe Douste-Blazy

The Government of France has submitted the nomination of Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy.

David Nabarro

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has submitted the nomination of Dr David Nabarro.

Sania Nishtar

The Government of Pakistan has submitted the nomination of Dr Sania Nishtar.

Miklós Szócska

The Government of Hungary has submitted the nomination of Dr Miklós Szócska.