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Blog Post Discusses Debate Surrounding WHO Goodwill Ambassador Misstep

Africa is a Country: Goodwill (Ambassador) for WHO?
Simukai Chigudu, departmental lecturer in development studies at Oxford University, discusses the debate surrounding WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s appointment and withdrawal of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador. “I might speculate that the appointment was a nod to some misguided conception of pan-Africanism … More pertinently though, I question the fervor with which the WHO’s decision was condemned…” (10/27).