Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO | daily-sun.com

Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO

Sun Online Desk     21st October, 2017 09:40:33 printer

Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO

Critics say health services have collapsed under Mr Mugabe's rule

 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a "goodwill ambassador" to help tackle non-communicable diseases.

 

New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health.

 

But critics say that during Mr Mugabe's 37-year rule Zimbabwe's health services have deteriorated, with staff regularly unpaid and medicines in short supply.

 

Dr Tedros, who is Ethiopian, is the first African to lead the WHO.

 

He was elected with a mandate to tackle perceived politicisation in the organisation.

 

Dr Tedros replaced Margaret Chan, who stepped down from her 10-year post in June.

 

Source: BBC

.

Top