Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s nomination as the sole candidate representing Africa for the post of Director General of the World Health Organization is an insult to we Africans. By reading his candidature in the context of the political, social and economic policies of the government that he represents, we argue, he does not meet the exceedingly high standards required for a Director General of the WHO.
, Keffyalew Gebremedhin
Eight medical doctors have served the World Health Organization (WHO) as its directors-general, through it the international community, in the post-war world from 1948 to the present, beginning with Dr. B.Chisholm of Canada, and now the incumbent another Canadian Dr. Margaret Chan, with dual citizenship (Chinese, Hong Kong).
The only exception in the making now for her successor is a non-medical doctor candidate from Ethiopia, its present foreign minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who also happens to be in top leadership position as an executive committee member of the ruling Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
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Is Ethiopia producing doctors “who don’t know what they are doing?”
Woyane led Ethiopia in Self-Destruct Mode
The pediatrics wing of St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa is a busy place. Nervous parents move in and out, waiting for their kids to be seen.
There aren’t a lot of doctors here, but there is one group of people that seems to be everywhere: young, white-coated medical students.
Until recently, Ethiopia had just one physician for every 100,000 people, but now the country is dramatically increasing the number of doctors it produces.
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