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Tag: Robert Mugabe WHO goodwill ambassador

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 05:29 UTC

    WHO Director General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment

    “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised”

    World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced that after much listening and reflection, he has decided to rescind the appointment of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa.

  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 00:38 UTC

    Major scandal after Mugabe was appointed as “WHO goodwill ambassador”

    With Mugabe on hand, Tedros announced the appointment at a conference in Uruguay this week on non-communicable diseases.

    In a tweet, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus said: “I'm listening. I hear your concerns. Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values. I will issue a statement as soon as possible.” Mugabe, 93, the world's oldest head of state, has long been criticized at home for going overseas for medical treatment as Zimbabwe's once-prosperous economy falls apart.