WHO chief Tedros received another five-year term without opposition

World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is guaranteed a second five-year term on Tuesday when he runs for re-election in an unopposed vote.

The 57-year-old former Ethiopian Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs will be rewarded by attendees of the WHO’s main annual assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in an outright rejection of any attempt to reform the UN subsidiary.

His first term was marked by stumbling to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic while deferring to China alongside a long line of other crises, including a sex abuse scandal involving WHO officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo and broader allegations of mismanagement throughout the globalist institution.

Scientists called on by the WHO to investigate the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, admitted that the critical investigation was “frozen” last year after issuing a report that even Tedros acknowledged had prematurely ruled out the possibility of a laboratory leak.

Such has been his questionable performance, at one stage a global petition calling for Tedros’ resignation drew close to a million signatures.

It has been totally ignored by WHO bureaucrats who operate as their leader within a culture of absolute impunity.

With President Joe Biden’s arrival in the White House, Tedros enjoyed broad support in Washington, which helped protect him from further criticism.

That support is in stark contrast to Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump, who began withdrawing the United States from the WHO after criticizing him for being a puppet of Beijing and helping to cover up the initial outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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As Breitbart News has reported, there is no shortage of criticism from the world outside the WHO for Tedros and his work.

Critics point to the fact that he is not a doctor and is a member of an Ethiopian Marxist-Leninist political party that analysts have listed as a perpetrator of terrorism.

As a member of Ethiopia’s violent and powerful communist political party known as the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Tedros passed through Ethiopia’s autocratic regime to reign as Minister of Health (2005-2012) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012-2016). ).

BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 28: Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization, (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, January 28, 2020 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Naohiko Hatta - Pool/Getty Images)

Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, (L) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, January 28, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Naohiko Hatta – Pool/Getty Images)

Analysts, allegedly including US government officials, have listed the TPLF in the Global Terrorism Database.

In October 2017, Tedros named Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to help fight noncommunicable diseases in Africa, prompting outrage from medical professionals and human rights groups.

at the time the New York Times noticed:

The role of the goodwill ambassador is largely symbolic, but human rights groups have been blunt in their reaction to the symbolism of handing him over to a man whose leadership, they say, led to the collapse of their health service and widespread abuses. rights in Zimbabwe.

Ultimately, Tedros rescinded his decision to appoint Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” after the criticism.

The seventy-fifth World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, and ends on Saturday. This is the WHO decision-making body made up of representatives from 194 countries.

The WHO biennial budget for 2022-2023 was set at US$6.12 billion (a 5% increase from the US$5.84 billion budgeted for the previous biennium, 2020-2021).

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