|Tedros won a decisive third-round election to beat the UK's David Nabarro to the job.|
Ethiopia's former health minister received more than half the votes in the first round and eventually won a decisive third-round election on Tuesday to beat the UK's David Nabarro to the job.
The list of three shortlisted candidates also included Sania Nishtar from Pakistan.
"All roads lead to universal coverage. This will be my central priority," Tedros, as he is widely known, told health ministers at the WHO's annual assembly after his election.