RHM would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Tedros on his appointment as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization. We note with support Dr. Tedros’ commitment to ensuring that the well-being of women, children and adolescents is placed at the centre of global health and development. Further, we urge Dr. Tedros to take a strong lead in protecting and advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally. Now more than ever, in a global political climate of funding cuts, heightened conservatism, and right-wing populism, women and girls need a strong and vocal champion in this critically important post. We look forward to working with Dr. Tedros, and the WHO under his leadership, towards protecting and advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.