WHO crushes Mugabe's ego

WHO crushes Mugabe's ego
Published: 23 October 2017 (344 Views)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rescinded an honour it had bestowed on President Robert Mugabe last Thursday in the wake of a deafening global outcry from affiliate organisations and stakeholders in the health services sector, the Daily News reported.

In a move befitting an entry an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, Mugabe bows out as the first ever WHO goodwill ambassador for Africa on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) just over 48 hours after his appointment.

WHO director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus, brought the curtain down on his short-lived tenure before even celebrations for his appointment had died down in Harare.

In a statement released yesterday, Tedros said he made the decision in the best interests of the United States' healthcare division.

This is despite the fact that he had previously praised Mugabe for his ‘commitment' to public health notwithstanding criticism that Zimbabwe's healthcare system had collapsed under the Zanu-PF leader's 37-year rule.

- Daily News

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