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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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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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