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How Tedros Adhanom’s blunderous judgement over Robert Mugabe may cost WHO the goodwill it needs

31 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)WHO
by Helen Branswell,Stat
 

The global health community is struggling to make sense of a blunder that has shaken confidence in the new director-general of the World Health Organization and given rise to concerns — both outside and within the WHO — about the impact the episode will have on the credibility of the agency he leads.

Mere days after hitting the 100-day mark of his first term in the office, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to a ceremonial position of honor, naming the longtime authoritarian as a WHO goodwill ambassador for noncommunicable diseases.
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