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Mugabe's appointment as WHO Ambassador laughable


Zimbabwe’s opposition says the decision to appoint Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador is “laughable” and an “insult”.
The WHO’s new director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the move at a conference in Uruguay, praising the African country for its commitment to public health.
Critics say Mr Mugabe’s policy and his long record of alleged human rights abuses have had a disastrous impact on the health system – with medicine shortages and staff going unpaid.
Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, described the WHO appointment as “laughable”.
Spokesman Obert Gutu said: “The Zimbabwe health delivery system is in a shambolic state. It is an insult.”

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