Tag Archives: World Health Assembly (WHA)

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

24 May


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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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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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Fact-checking some of our opposition to Tedros Adhanom’s controversial & misplaced WHO aspiration

4 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
In trying to ensure rejection of Dr. Tedros Adhanom by the World Health Assembly (WHA) at its 70th session in Geneva, no doubt, Getahun Assefa G/Yesus‘s efforts are more than sincere.

That’s why I would like to assure him that all of us would stand with him in his every effort to sway the majority of the 194 WHA states members into denying the Ethiopian candidate their votes during the May third-quarter election processes. This is not a matter of the candidate being Ethiopian or not, or TPLF official, our beef with him is his incompetence.
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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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Why WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA) should vote against Dr. Tedros Adhanom at its May session

7 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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