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WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year term

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By MARIA CHENG
AP Medical Writer

LONDON (AP) — World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was confirmed by the U.N. health agency’s member countries for a second five-year term on Tuesday. No other candidate challenged him for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Tedros is a former government minister from Ethiopia. He has directed WHO throughout its management of the global response to COVID-19 and withstood occasionally withering criticism over its multiple missteps. He is the first African to lead the agency and the only director-general not qualified as a medical doctor.

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