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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups over his appointment.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay on Wednesday, said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns.

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