WHO DG Tedros Draws Criticism For Recent Appointment Of Russian Health Official To Head TB Program

POLITICO: World’s doctor gives WHO a headache
“…[WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, t]he former Ethiopian health minister turned heads with his appointment of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador in October. … The latest disruptive move is his appointment of a little-known Russian official to run the WHO’s tuberculosis program, using a fast-track process, one month after meeting with President Vladimir Putin at a major gathering on the topic in Moscow. … The December nomination of Tereza Kasaeva (an official at the Russian health ministry) prompted an editorial in the medical journal the Lancet, which described it as triggering a ‘potentially disabling controversy’…” (Wheaton, 1/10).

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