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Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

14 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Donald G. McneilL Jr., The New York Times, MAY 13, 2017

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in 2016. He has been accused of covering up cholera outbreaks by an associate of a rival for World Health Organization director general. Credit Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused this week of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister — a charge that could seriously undermine his campaign to run the agency.

The accusation against Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was made by a prominent global health expert who is also an informal adviser to Dr. David Nabarro, a rival candidate in the race for W.H.O. director general.
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