WHO chief Tedros plans to seek re-election for second term, reports Stat News

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, plans to run for a second five-year term as the head of the agency, Stat News, an American health-oriented news website reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Ethiopia’s Tedros, as he is widely known, in 2017 became the first African to head the Geneva-based United Nations agency and made universal health care coverage his priority.

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It is unclear at this point whether others will emerge to challenge Tedros, the Stat report said.

The WHO did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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