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ACOG Congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO

May 26, 2017

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) extends sincere congratulations to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as he steps into the role of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). ACOG has had the immense privilege of working in Ethiopia on various projects and experiencing firsthand the innovative health care initiatives Dr. Tedros has implemented that further the goals of increasing the healthcare workforce, quality medical education and community healthcare outreach. We are aligned with his vision of creating a strong, capable global medical community that can take care of all of its citizens. ACOG looks forward to working with Dr. Tedros as we implement strategies that will propel us towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization. www.acog.org

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