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WHO DG Orders Investigation Into Allegations Of Racism, Sexism, Misspending At Agency

The Hill: World Health Organization orders internal investigation into alleged racism, misconduct
“The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has ordered an internal investigation into allegations of racism, sexism, and misconduct at the United Nations agency…” (Birnbaum, 1/17).

The Guardian: Senior WHO official accused of using Ebola cash to pay for girlfriend’s flight
“Claims that a senior employee at the World Health Organization misused Ebola funds to fly his girlfriend to West Africa are among a tide of allegations under investigation by the agency. … The WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister of Ethiopia, has instructed the agency’s office of internal oversight to investigate the claims. The allegations, some of which were reported by the Associated Press on Thursday, were raised in a series emails, the first of which was sent in April…” (Ratcliffe, 1/18).

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