Mugabe now WHO disease “ambassador”


President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been appointed as a “goodwill ambassador” of the World Health Organisation (WHO), to help tackle non-communicable diseases. oakley half jacket 2.0 New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. adidas zx 500 However, critics say Zimbabwe’s healthcare system has collapsed, with the president and many of his senior ministers going abroad for treatment. nike womens They say that staff are often unpaid and medicines are in short supply. Dr Tedros, who is Ethiopian, is the first African to lead the WHO and replaced Margaret Chan, who stepped down from her 10-year post in June. asics soldes He was elected with a mandate to tackle perceived politicisation in the organisation. nike air max 2016 soldes The WHO head praised Zimbabwe as “a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide healthcare to all”. nike pas cher But U.S.-based campaign group Human Rights Watch said it was an embarrassment to give the ambassador role to Mr Mugabe given his record on human rights. Cheap New Balance “If you look at Zimbabwe, Mugabe’s corruption, his utter mismanagement of the economy has devastated health services there,” said executive director Kenneth Roth. adidas yeezy “Indeed, you know, Mugabe himself travels abroad for his health care. He’s been to Singapore three times this year already. new balance red His senior officials go to South Africa for their health care.