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WHO rescinds appointment of Mugabe as goodwill envoy after outrage erupts

Mugabe, 93, is blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe's economy and numerous human rights abuses

Reuters  |  Geneva 

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.   WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting on chronic diseases, attended by both men, in Uruguay on Wednesday.   At the time, Tedros praised Zimbabwe as "a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to ...

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First Published: Sun, October 22 2017. 18:59 IST
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