Robert Mugabe appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador rescinded after outcry

Oct 22, 2017

Robert Mugabe appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador rescinded after outcry

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 ...

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

Jul 20, 2017

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan, which has a stake in Japan ...