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Human rights & the election of the next WHO director-general: Public accountability now

18 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

I believe that human rights, and the right to health in particular, should be a top priority of and guiding principle for the next WHO Director-General, whom the world’s health ministers will choose at the World Health Assembly in May. Human rights, after all, encompass the values needed to achieve health for all and health justice, such as equity, non-discrimination, universality, participation, and accountability. They are legally binding precepts. Above all, they embrace human dignity, and the utmost respect for all people in health systems and health-related decisions. They embody the notion of people-centered health services.
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ዜጎችና የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አባላት በሚሳደዱባት ኢትዮጵያ ሕወሃት ሃገሪቱን ለግሎባል ፈንድ በጨረታ አቀረባት! ለምን?

7 Feb

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
I. ግሎባል ፈንድና የኢትዮጵያ ትብብር
ግሎባል ፈንድ (Global Fund) በመንግሥታት፣ ሲቪል ድርድቶችና (Civil Society) የግል ዘርፍ የሆኑ ድርጅቶች (Private sector) ለስሙ በጋራ ያቋቋሙት ድርጅት ነው። ተልዕኮውም ከድሃና መካከለኝ የዕድገት ደረጃ ላይ የሚገኙ ሃገሮች ውስጥ የሣንባ ነቀርሳን (Tuberculosis – TB)፣ HIV/AIDSንና የወባ በሽታን (Malaria) ለመከላከልና ብሎም ለማጥፋት እ.ኤ.አ. በ2002 ዓ.ም. ጂኒቫ የተመሠረተ በገንዘብም በጣም ፈርጠም ያለ ድርጅት ነው።

ይህንንም ድርጅት ለማቋቋም ጥንስስ ሃሣቡንና መቋቋሚያ ገንዘቡን ካዋጡት መካከል የቢልና መሊሳ ጌትስ ፋውንዴሽን ከግል ድርጅቶች መካከል በግንባር ቀቅምነት ይጠቀሳሉ።
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No to Dr. Tedros Adhanom as next WHO director-general! PART II

26 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

So far, the nomination Wedenesday by the 140th Executive Board session of the World Health Organization (WHO) of three of the six candidates does not come as unexpected for anyone closely following the work of the organization.

However, more important is how the votes were cobbled up to enable the board arrive at its decision, i.e., the nomination, namely of:

Dr. Tedros Adhanom (Ethiopia), Dr. David Nabarro (United Kingdom) and Dr. Sania Nishtar (Pakistan).
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No to Dr. Tedros Adhanom as next WHO director-general! PART I

23 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“The extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health.”

Principle 7, WHO Constitution
The purpose of this article is to impress on the 34-member Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and plead with the membership not to entrust the next leadership of this singular and vitally important United Nations specialized agency in the health field into the hands of Dr. Tedros Adhanom. The board begins its ten-day 140th session this Monday January 23, 2017 at its headquarters in Geneva, one of its agenda items being the selection of the director-general and the modalities of the processes thereon.
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Intimation to WHO governing bodies about Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s inadequacy to head the only global United Nations health organization

10 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On The Himalayan Times of January 4, 2017, the picture of Ethiopia’s candidate to the director-general post of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr.Tedros Adhanom has stradrled across two columns. The misrepresentation therein had me wonder if the six competing candidates’ election processes to that same post were already over and my fellow countryman had been selected.
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HIV/Aids activist & virus carrier Mesfin Feyisa accuses Dr. Tedros Adhanom, WHO DG post candidate, of abuses of Global Funds aid to Ethiopia

15 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) 

ESAT TV/Radio interview 


As WHO begins screening six candidates to the DG post, there is need to restate why I am opposed to Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy

31 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The world is welcoming November 2016 shortly.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) lengthy election processes, leading to the appointment by the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the ninth director-general of WHO in May 2017 goes into gear for its first phase live forum with the six candidates on November 1-2, 2016 at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva. Surely, one of the six would be picked up in May 2017 as the new director-general and assume his/her responsibilities on 1 July 2017.
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Ethiopians in Seattle protest Gates Foundation funding of murderous TPLF regime; oppose support for Tedros Adhanom to WHO DG post

13 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Paula Wissel, KnKx 88.5

Ethiopian immigrants marched through downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon to protest the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding of projects in Ethiopia. Protesters say humanitarian aid going to Ethiopia is being used to support a brutal regime.
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