WHO Appoints 93 Years Old Robert Mugabe As Their Goodwill Ambassador


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 Zimbabwe's health care system has collapsed, with the president and many of his senior ministers going abroad for treatment.
They say that staff are often unpaid and medicines are in short supply.
Dr Tedros, who is Ethiopian, is the first African to lead the WHO and replaced Margaret Chan, who stepped down from her 10-year post in June.

The former Ethiopian health and foreign minister, who was elected last May as WHO’s first African director-general, added: “Today I am also honoured to announce that President Mugabe has agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador on NCDs for Africa to influence his peers in his region to prioritize NCDs.”
Iain Levine, deputy executive director for programmes at Human Rights Watch, said on Twitter: “Given Mugabe’s appalling human rights record, calling him a goodwill ambassador for anything embarrasses WHO and Dr Tedros.” 
WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said the WHO chief was seeking broad support for the agency’s work.
Tedros has frequently talked of his determination to build a global movement to promote high-level political leadership for health,” he said by e-mail.
Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based group UN Watch, issued a statement late on Friday criticising the choice by WHO, a United Nations agency.
The government of Robert Mugabe has brutalized human rights activists, crushed democracy dissidents, and turned the breadbasket of Africa — and its health system — into a basket-case.
The notion that the U.N. should now spin this country as a great supporter of health is, frankly, sickening,” Neuer said.
He noted that Mugabe himself had travelled to Singapore for medical treatment three times this year rather than in his homeland.
Western diplomats also voiced surprise at the appointment and said they were unaware of the “decision-making structure” behind it.

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