Tuesday October 20, 2020

Simon Harris slams Mugabe’s WHO role

Harris told this newspaper he would write to WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to highlight his concerns

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
22nd October, 2017

Minister for Health Simon Harris has hit out at the World Health Organisation’s appointment of Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, describing the appointment of the Zimbabwe president as “offensive” and “bizarre”.

Harris told this newspaper he would write to WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to highlight his concerns. He said Mugabe’s appointment “distracts from its [WHO’s] very important work.”

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