In a shocking turn of events, the World Health Organisation has cancelled the recent appointment of the president of Zimbabwe as the ambassador of Goodwill. This was after the appointment was met with disapproval and condemning over Zimbabwe’s collapsing health system
WHO director, Mr Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said:
Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment.
I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised. I have also consulted with the Government of Zimbabwe and we have concluded that this decision is in the best interests of the World Health Organization.