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Ethiopia files an objection to the misconduct of WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom

January 13, 2022
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

In a letter sent to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia stated its objection against the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s moral, legal and professional standing that threatened WHO’s organizational integrity.

Although Ethiopia had nominated Dr. Tedros for the highest office in the global health body, he has not lived up to the integrity and professional expectations required from his office and position, the letter says.

He has been interfering in the internal affairs of Ethiopia, including Ethiopia’s relations with the State of Eritrea, the letter says, adding that he continues as an active member and supporter of TPLF that is proscribed as a terrorist group by the Ethiopian parliament.

According to the letter, Dr. Tedros uses his office to advance his political interest at the expense of the interest of Ethiopia, despite hopes that he would cease his misconduct eventually.

Dr. Tedors encourages the TPLF in his media engagements and celebrates what is presumed to be a military success of the group, besides engaging in a selective outrage where he discriminately addresses the humanitarian concerns in Ethiopia, the letter adds.

Through his acts, says the letter, he spread harmful misinformation and compromised WHO’s reputation, independence, and credibility which is evident from his social media postings that openly endorse the terror perpetrated by the TPLF against the Ethiopian people.

According to the letter, Dr. Tedros has abused his position by assigning staff in WHO’s country office in Ethiopia with a task of executing the plot to inflate the emergency level in Ethiopia, from 1.8 million people to 3.8 million, to warrant humanitarian intervention. “This misrepresentation of facts is used to misinform the UN Security Council.”

In a manner that denigrates the integrity of the UN system and the work of other offices, Dr. Tedros uses his platform to mobilize the UN community against Ethiopia besides providing technical and financial support to the activities of the TPLF, the letter adds.

The Government of Ethiopia finally urges the WHO Executive Board to commission an investigation on the Director-General to identify his misconduct and violation of his professional and legal responsibility as provided under the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service, staff rules and regulations of WHO, and Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of WHO.



  1. This is about time somebody to voice concern. As a public health professional my self, when the world strangulated with endemic and pandemic where did he get time for political bias lies and deceit..
    This man was elected as an Ethiopian to do his work for World health organization. read the following
    In a sane world, instead of leading a global organisation, Tedros and his cronies would be put on trial at the International Criminal Court, tried for his crimes, and if found guilty, should spend the rest of his life in prison.
    Source: Rough Estimate
    1. Cross-Posted with Clash Daily

    “There is little doubt that Tedros lacks credibility, not only because he allowed Beijing to undermine the investigation into COVID-19’s origins, but also because a number of serious scandals have occurred on his watch.” he said. “These include reports about sexual assault allegations involving WHO employees in his inner circle, as well as a recent audit which revealed that the WHO spent millions of donor dollars procuring faulty Chinese PPE during the height of the pandemic.”  \
    While the U.S. didn’t nominate Tedros, 28 countries including France and Germany did. Unusually, his home country did not back him. Ethiopia was unwilling to give him its blessing due to accusations of him taking sides against the sitting government as the threat of a civil war grows in the African country. Tedros, who is not a medical doctor, had previously served as the Ethiopian health and foreign minister.
    Craig Singleton, adjunct fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, told Fox News, the above.

  2. Lodging complaints against the misconduct and abuse of position by the TPLF key man Dr. Adhanom to the WHO executive board is long overdue. It is clear that as the member of the WHO, the Ethiopian government has been late in responding to his misconduct which he has brought with his luggage of TPLF corruption and mismanagement to the WHO. In the first place, his appointment as the director of the WHO was wrong and should have been subject to rigorous scrutinizes.With his burdensome background as the TPLF key figure and lack of competence, he is unfit to lead the WHO. He has been acting as the TPLF representative or ambassador to the United Nations as his tweets reveal which is against the guidelines and code of conduct of the WHO. His conduct and behavior undermine the WHO and UN itself. It is important for the WHO and the UN to investigate the complaints and take appropriate decisions.

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