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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

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By Euronews
Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

<p>Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a <span class="caps">WHO</span> goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (<span class="caps">WHO</span>) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.</p> <p><span class="caps">WHO</span> Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (<span class="caps">NCD</span>s) in Uruguay on Wednesday, said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns.</p> <p>“Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as <span class="caps">WHO</span> Goodwill Ambassador for <span class="caps">NCD</span>s in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment,” Tedros said in a statement posted on his Twitter account @DrTedros.</p>