Announcements: WHO Director General

Editor’s Note:
We cluster below announcements from selected organizations saluting and otherwise messaging the new WHO Director General.
Gavi [to 27 May 2017]
23 May 2017
Gavi welcomes election of new WHO Chief
Former Gavi Board member Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is elected Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Global Fund [to 27 May 2017];&country=
Global Fund welcomes Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General of WHO
23 May 2017

The Global Fund congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the new Director-General of World Health Organization.
PATH  [to 27 May 2017]
Announcement | May 23, 2017
PATH statement on election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General of the World Health Organization
PATH congratulates Dr. Tedros and urges his action to address pressing global health challenges and needs for WHO reform

Announcement | May 23, 2017
PATH statement on the US Administration’s proposed full Fiscal Year 2018 budget
Significant cuts to global health and research programs put the health and security of millions—including Americans—at risk
UNAIDS  [to 27 May 2017]
Selected Press Releases & Updates
Global health partners reflect on priorities for the new WHO Director-General
The panellists shared recommendations for a stronger WHO, from pandemic preparedness to United Nations reform.
#STOPHIVAIDS in the Russian Federation
The campaign is part of the Russian Government’s State Strategy and Implementation Plan on HIV until 2020 and beyond.

Wellcome Trust  [to 27 May 2017]
Opinion / Published: 26 May 2017
Our letter to the new WHO Director-General
In an open letter, our Director Jeremy Farrar congratulates the new head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and sets out what Wellcome thinks the WHO’s priorities should be.

News / Published: 26 May 2017
Genomes chart Zika’s spread in the Americas
New research from the 2015-16 Zika outbreak shows how far we have come in being able to study disease outbreaks in close to real time.
Three papers, two by Wellcome-funded researchers and all published in the journal Nature, show what can be achieved when researchers collect and analyse genome sequences rapidly on the ground.
The genomes, obtained from infected patients and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, show that:
the virus circulated undetected for many months before transmission was detected
Northeast Brazil had a crucial role in establishing the spread of the virus throughout the Americas.
The research also demonstrates the enormous potential of combining traditional epidemiology – looking at how a virus affects people at a population level – with rapid genome sequencing to look at the spread and evolution of a virus…