GENEVA – World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday outlined further plans to tackle the virus as he pleaded for a new five-year term and faced criticism from his own country – Ethiopia – for its comments on the beleaguered region of Tigray. Tedros, who like many Ethiopians goes by his first name, is running unopposed for a second term as WHO director-general. His current tenure as a top WHO official — perhaps the most high-profile post in global health — has been overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, independent investigators uncovered dozens of cases of sexual abuse and exploitation in Congo during a WHO-led response to an Ebola outbreak in 2019. WHO chief of post pleads for second term as Ethiopia critic appeared first on TBEN News.
Source: Ethiopian News January 25, 2022 16:18 UTC