Head of World Health Organisation appointed Honorary Professor by University of Nottingham

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at the 73rd World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Credit: PA Images

The Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been appointed Honorary Professor by the University of Nottingham. 

The decision has been taken by the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, as part of celebrations marking their dual 50th and 30th anniversaries. 

Having studied with the University as an alumnus, and receiving an Honorary Degree from them in 2019, Dr Tedros had a long and distinguished public health career for more than 30 years.

He’s recognised around the world as a health scholar, researcher and diplomat, and is currently a leading figure in the global fight against the Coronavirus.

Dr Tedros addressing the virtual Munich Security Conference in February 2021. Credit: PA Images

As part of his tenure as Honorary Professor, Dr Tedros will teach parts of the University’s Global Public Health Masters programme. 

Today (May 5th), he’ll spend his first day of teaching delivering a masterclass to students on his experiences of tackling the pandemic and what it means for the future of public health. Students from Nottingham Trent are also being invited to join. 

French President Emmanuel Macron and Dr Tedros during the July 14 Bastille Day Parade in 2020. Credit: PA Images

When international travel is permitted, Dr Tedros is expected to visit the University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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