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Wednesday, January 25, 2017


The World Health Organization has abused its trust and betrayed Africans

WHO seeks new leader to rebuild damaged reputation

The list of candidates to lead the World Health Organisation (WHO) and rebuild its battered reputation after its slow response to West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak was whittled down to three on Wednesday, with a final choice due in May.

The UN agency said those left in the running were Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, medical doctor David Nabarro who served as UN envoy on Ebola, and Sania Nishtar, the Pakistani founder of a health think tank Heartfelt who served one year as a federal minister.

The next WHO chief will replace Margaret Chan, who took over its reins 10 years ago and came under fire for the agency's sluggish reaction to the Ebola epidemic, which spread across one of the world's poorest regions, killing thousands of people.

Chan's second five-year term ends on June 30. The final choice is to be made by the World Health Assembly, the annual ministerial gathering of WHO's 194 member states held from May 22-31.

Some public health policy experts called for a leader with political experience to revive the WHO's international standing and bring in funding for flagship programs.

"International organizations like WHO have lost lots of luster," Lawrence Gostin, professor of global health law at Georgetown University Law School, told Reuters."

 "WHO was wounded very badly with Ebola and now even with its new emergencies program is under-funded. It should be easy to fund."

"That is why somebody who has a lot of political stature has to direct it," he said.

Opinion of the writers of this blog

There is no apology, compensation and whatsoever the World Health Organization will do or give to heal the physical and psychological wounds of the broken spirit of Africans. You have lied to Africans and the whole world by not speaking the truth that Ebola was a bio-weapon by the US. 

If Donald Trump wants to be a different US president as he said, then he should put this bio-weapons mass slaughter of Africans on his agenda, to deal with the situation not only constructing a wall to stop the Mexicans from coming to America. Africans lives matter.

Apart from the slow response of the World Health Organization, following the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which killed thousands of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, WHO is responsible for many medical crimes in Africa from the colonial era to the present Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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