GENEVA, Jan 24, 2022 (AFP) – An Ethiopian ambassador slammed the World Health Organization’s chief over his comments on the Tigray conflict, during the WHO’s executive board meeting in Geneva Monday, but his comments were cut short. “He has been using his office to advance his personal political interest at the expense of the interest of Ethiopia,” the ambassador told the meeting of countries serving on the UN health agency’s executive board. Earlier this month, the WHO chief described the conditions there as “hell” and said the government was preventing medicines and other life-saving aid from reaching desperate locals. Ethiopia’s government, which originally nominated Tedros for the post of WHO chief, which he has held since 2017, has warned his comments threatened the organisation’s integrity. Kebede Korcho was therefore cut off before he could continue voicing his country’s criticism of the WHO chief.
Source: Ethiopian News January 24, 2022 16:48 UTC