Tedros Adhanom who was endorsed by African Union (AU) influenced by the Ethiopian government in their 2016 Assembly to be a head of WHO from Ethiopia. Adhanom previously served in the Government as Health and Foreign minister, gave up his job to be a head of WHO, in which he proved the only way to leave office in Ethiopia is when they get a better position.
When he was appointed his government was cracking down on civilians taking the Human right violation to another level. We also came to know that his campaign was funded by Ethiopian government which is tax payer’s money and Most of Ethiopians also signed a petition for him not be a head of WHO which was eventually ignored by the Organisation and the blood handed man became the head of World Health Organisation which makes WHO a criminal employers from the eyes of the oppressed Ethiopians.
Prior to his win in April 2017 he bragged on twitter that if he win the sit he will be the the first Minister of Health to lead WHO, the first DG from Africa & the first non-physician Public Health Specialist.
Ethiopians thought Tedros will learn something from the world but instead he took his experience from Ethiopian dictatorial government to WHO by awarding President Mugabe a Goodwill ambassador and disgusted himself, Then the World shout to him forcing the Health Organization to revoke the appointment of Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador.
Adhanom said in a statement. “I have listened carefully to all, who have expressed their concerns,” he also previously praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health but critics pointed out that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system had collapsed in recent years.
During his 37-year rule, President Mugabe widely expanded health care, but the system has badly been affected by the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy since 2000.
Tedros said he had consulted with the Zimbabwean government and decided that rescinding Mr Mugabe’s position was “in the best interests of” the WHO.
Here is a full statement from WHO:
Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment.
I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised. I have also consulted with the Government of Zimbabwe and we have concluded that this decision is in the best interests of the World Health Organization.
It is my aim to build a worldwide movement for global health. This movement must work for everyone and include everyone.For me, what is important is to build political leadership and create unity around bringing health to all, based on WHO’s core values.I remain firmly committed to working with all countries and their leaders to ensure that every one has access to the health care they need.We must build bridges that bring us together and help us move forward in our quest to achieve universal health coverage.
I thank everyone who has voiced their concerns and shared their thoughts. I depend on constructive debate to help and inform the work I have been elected to do.
Tedros, elected in May under the slogan “let’s prove the impossible is possible” had said he hoped President Mugabe would use his goodwill ambassador role to “influence his peers in the region”.
But the appointment was met by a wave of surprise and condemnation. The UK government, the Canadian prime minister, the Welcome Trust, the NCD Alliance, UN Watch, the World Heart Federation, Action against Smoking and Zimbabwean lawyers and social media users were among those who criticised the decision.
We are likely to see this as Western meddling in Africa. President Mugabe is a two faced man in front of Africans, he is loved for the fact that he stands firm against White Supremacy and Western governments and he is criticised for making Zimbabwe a one man state.
Following the criticism from human rights groups and expressions of dismay from many member states, the Tewdros’s WHO had little choice but to cancel its plan to make Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador.
Tedros who directly or indirectly taken part in oppressing of the Oromo and other Ethiopians has never uttered a word of condemnation if Ethiopia has to be democratic. People who protest against his former party was excluded from a medical assistance after they got shot by bullet and even those health centres who gave assistance to a wounded protesters have labelled criminals who assisted terrorists and jailed for it and others has been watched someone die in fear of government.
Now the World is raising questions over the leadership of the WHO’s new director general Dr Tedros Adhanom by taking the second worst step of his life.
The decision to honour Mr Mugabe is likely to have been taken several weeks ago, and at no point did Mr Tedros seem aware that appointing as goodwill ambassador a man who has been accused of human rights abuses, and of neglecting to the point of collapse his own country’s health service, might be controversial.
The WHO was supposed to be embarking on a new era of reform. Instead, it is mired in a public relations disaster. It’s totally a mistake and inhuman for WHO to give the position for this kind of person who miss any better person than Mugabe in the whole of this planet.