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WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

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The World Health Organization has cancelled the appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after global condemnation.

Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statement issued Sunday said, after carefully listening to concerns expressed by many and consultation with the Government of Zimbabwe, it is in the best interest of the global health body for the appointment to be revoked.

The statement said it is important to build political leadership and create unity around bringing health to all , based on WHO’s core values.

The WHO Director-General reiterated his ‘‘firm commitment to working with all countries and their leaders to ensure that everyone has access to the healthcare they need”.

Dr Tedros ended his statement by thanking everyone who voiced their concerns and shared thoughts on the appointment of 93-year old Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases.