Tag Archives: WHO CANDIDATE

Ethiopia’s Cholera-Denying WHO Candidate is Taking a Battering Online

Why do Ethiopians dislike Africa's WHO Director General candidate so much?
Incompetent, controversial and unfit.

BY ENDALK

Thousands of Tweets, several open letters and a relentless online campaign have dogged Ethiopia’s candidate for the World Health Organization Director-General position, Tedros Adahanom, as member states prepare to vote on May 23, 2017. But why do Ethiopians dislike him so much? Continue reading Ethiopia’s Cholera-Denying WHO Candidate is Taking a Battering Online

Does Dr. Tedros Adhanom have the Requisite Qualifications to Become Next WHO DG?

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.

By 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). Continue reading Does Dr. Tedros Adhanom have the Requisite Qualifications to Become Next WHO DG?