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Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates

27 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Natalie Huet & Carmen Paun, Politico
Some billionaires are satisfied with buying themselves an island. Bill Gates got a United Nations health agency in Geneva.

Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates
The software mogul’s sway over the World Health Organization spurs criticism about misplaced priorities and undue influence (credit: Politico)

Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just above the United Kingdom. This largesse gives him outsized influence over its agenda, one that could grow as the U.S. and the U.K. threaten to cut funding if the agency doesn’t make a better investment case.

The result, say his critics, is that Gates’ priorities have become the WHO’s. Rather than focusing on strengthening health care in poor countries — that would help, in their view, to contain future outbreaks like the Ebola epidemic — the agency spends a disproportionate amount of its resources on projects with the measurable outcomes Gates prefers, such as the effort to eradicate polio.
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Why I am opposed to Dr. Tedros Adhanom becoming the ninth director-general of WHO

10 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

For those who are pressed for time, they have my sympathy. As a retired person, I recall how that frays the nerves.

My persuasion in opposing Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s aspiration to become ninth director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has benefitted from life experiences, my education at home and abroad, as well as international experiences as a former diplomat for my country and as international civil servant with the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
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Is there unholy alliance between former UK minister & Bill Gates, targeting WHO director-general’s election? What for?

29 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The former UK secretary of the Department for International Development (DFID) Andrew Mitchell’s article in The Guardian (April 27, 2017) is rather troubling.

Through its sophisticated expediency, seemingly reliant on questionable Great Powers’ history of collusions and intrigues, the article exudes the interests of a few wanting to continue the same today. It reveals an underhanded effort aiming to ‘determine’ – influence is weaker here – outcome of the May 2017 election of the ninth director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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ዜጎችና የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አባላት በሚሳደዱባት ኢትዮጵያ ሕወሃት ሃገሪቱን ለግሎባል ፈንድ በጨረታ አቀረባት! ለምን?

7 Feb

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
I. ግሎባል ፈንድና የኢትዮጵያ ትብብር
ግሎባል ፈንድ (Global Fund) በመንግሥታት፣ ሲቪል ድርድቶችና (Civil Society) የግል ዘርፍ የሆኑ ድርጅቶች (Private sector) ለስሙ በጋራ ያቋቋሙት ድርጅት ነው። ተልዕኮውም ከድሃና መካከለኝ የዕድገት ደረጃ ላይ የሚገኙ ሃገሮች ውስጥ የሣንባ ነቀርሳን (Tuberculosis – TB)፣ HIV/AIDSንና የወባ በሽታን (Malaria) ለመከላከልና ብሎም ለማጥፋት እ.ኤ.አ. በ2002 ዓ.ም. ጂኒቫ የተመሠረተ በገንዘብም በጣም ፈርጠም ያለ ድርጅት ነው።

ይህንንም ድርጅት ለማቋቋም ጥንስስ ሃሣቡንና መቋቋሚያ ገንዘቡን ካዋጡት መካከል የቢልና መሊሳ ጌትስ ፋውንዴሽን ከግል ድርጅቶች መካከል በግንባር ቀቅምነት ይጠቀሳሉ።
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Despite Ethiopia’s laws prohibiting plant gene editing, the Gates push GMO into nation’s agriculture

14 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“The changing lives of the poor will determine how people think about the [GMO] laws.”
  – Sylvia Mathews, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Even insurrectionist?

Bill Gates says genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will end starvation in Africa. Certainly Ethiopia’s laws prohibit the use or production, distribution and utilization of GMO seeds, with limited exceptions.
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Uganda court orders closure of 63 schools backed by Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates: Uganda finally exposes billionaires’ profiteering in Africa under guise of philanthropy

6 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Coror Gaffey, Newsweek

Uganda’s High Court has ordered the closure of more than 60 primary schools run by a U.S. education company backed by Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates and Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg.

An official in the Ugandan education ministry told the BBC that the schools, which are attended by around 12,000 students across the country, would have to close immediately following the court ruling on Friday, despite being it the middle of the school term.
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Is world’s top billionaire Bill Gates uncaring & indifferent about Ethiopians under TPLF repression?

22 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The story on Thursday’s (July 22) The New York Times, hinting by implication, Bill Gates indifference about repression and censorship in Ethiopia comes across as extremely troubling – to put it mildly. Its tone was very much Trump-esque, examined in the lens of the latter’s acceptance speech at the Republican Party Convention.
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Does Dr. Tedros Adhanom have the qualifications & integrity to become next WHO Director-General?

18 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Eight medical doctors have served the World Health Organization (WHO) as its directors-general – through it the international community in the post-war world from 1948 to the present – beginning with Dr. B.Chisholm of Canada, and now the incumbent another Canadian Dr. Margaret Chan, with dual citizenship (Chinese, Hong Kong).

The only exception in the making now her would-be successor is a non-medical doctor candidate from Ethiopia, its present foreign minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who also happens to be in top leadership position as an executive committee member of the ruling Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
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