Zimbabwe's 'Medical Tourist' Mugabe Named WHO Goodwill Ambassador

The appointment of President Robert Mugabe, who spends millions regularly flying to Singapore for medical attention, as Africa's goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been described as "absolutely absurd" by Zimbabwe Vigil and Restoration of Human Rights spokeswoman Salani Mutseyami. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Mugabe landed the post on the strength of achievements his country registered in formulating policies that facilitate an inclusive and accessible health system.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (file photo).


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