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WHO Director General Candidate Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused of covering up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia
EXPOSED. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been accused of covering up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia by an associate of a rival for World Health Organization director general. (Photo Credit: Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

BY DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | THE NEW YORK TIMES

A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused this week of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister — a charge that could seriously undermine his campaign to run the agency.

The accusation against Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was made by a prominent global health expert who is also an informal adviser to Dr. David Nabarro, a rival candidate in the race for W.H.O. director general. Continue reading WHO Director General Candidate Accused of Covering Up Epidemics