Feud Erupts Over Ethiopian in Race for Top Post at World Health Body
Even though Dr. Tedros Adhanom has received the support from many African countries as well as from the African Union Commission’s Executive Council, critics of the candidate have been using social media to claim that he’s part of the inner circle of the Ethiopian regime well-known for its systematic patterns of political repression and egregious human rights violations against Ethiopian citizen.
As member states are preparing to vote for one of three final candidates seeking the top position at the World Health Organization, Ethiopians on social media are battling it out with government over the nomination of a well-funded candidate for the top spot.
In the official bio of Dr. Tedros Adhanom, he is a visionary leader (who) guided Ethiopia and numerous global health organizations to achieve game-changing results and increase their impact.
“He transformed Ethiopia’s health system to expand quality care and access to tens of millions of Ethiopians, and helped key global actors like The Global Fund and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership operate with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
“As Director-General, Dr. Tedros’ vision, collaborative approach and proven effectiveness will help WHO better protect the health of all people.”
[Ex-] Minister Dr. Tedros also received support from the African Union’s Executive Council.
But critics of Dr. Tedros have been using Twitter to claim that he’s part of the inner circle of the regime well-known for its systematic patterns of political repression and egregious human rights violations against Ethiopian citizen.
“The abysmal human rights record of the Ethiopian regime is very well documented by all the major international rights groups (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Freedom House) as well as by the U.S. State Department in its annual human rights report,” the critics assert.