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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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WHO elects Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom as its new director-general

24 May

ON THE HOME FRONT ETHIOPIA’S TROUBLED POLITICS & THE CONTROVERSY CONTINUE!

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Tedros Adhanom & his self-serving geographical rotation of the DG post ploy to Africans!

20 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
The 1967 delightful movie “Guess who is coming for dinner” with Sidney Poitier as a WHO senior expert was the first of its type as an attempt to break barriers, though its theme of love and human dignity fictional.

In turning to reality, we note in a world that has declared 70 years ago in Article 2 (1) of the United Nations Charter the sovereign equality of nations, Africa never had the opportunity to provide its leadership to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 70 years of its existence.
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Tedros Adhanom: Africa’s WHO post candidate counting the final hours, sipping champagne in Geneva!

19 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
Dr. Tedros Adhanom has Friday sent out message to his supporters in Amharic (below) through the Ethiopian Mission in Geneva. His message urges them to show the resolve of Ethiopia’s famous athletes, as he is approaching the eleventh hour of his competition for the top post in the World Health Organization (WHO).
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The lead candidate for the world’s top health job is being accused of covering up deadly epidemics

18 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdi Latif Dahir, QuartzAfrica
 
On May 22, member states of the World Health Organization will converge in Geneva to elect a new director-general to lead the 8,000-person global health agency. Among the three final candidates vying for the top job, one is now accused of covering up previous epidemics.
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Ethiopia’s candidate for the World Health Organization doesn’t like mentioning a certain disease

18 May

Posted by The Ethiopia observatory (TEO)
by Paul Schemm, The Washington Post, May 18, 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Despite warnings from its own experts, the World Health Organization took two months to declare the devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014 an emergency, during which time 1,000 people died in West Africa. Leaked emails later revealed that officials were loath to call it an epidemic for fear of angering the African countries involved and hurting their economies.
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Disturbing is Dr.Tedros Adhanom’s horse trading on human rights, ironically to become WHO head

12 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
In the World Health Assembly, unlike the narrow pool of voters in the WHO’s 34-member Executive Board, one vote for 194 nations each is more promising. If my past experience is any guide, there is better chance to prevail over dictators and hope for qualitative democracy in WHA in that regard!
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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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