Ethiopia’s Candidate to Lead the World Health Organization Contracts Foot-in-Mouth Disease

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noEthiopia’s candidate for Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, shocked many observers when he displayed a complete lack of knowledge about global health strategies during a candidates’ forum on November 2, 2016. Though Adhanom has served in the Ethiopian government as both minister of health and foreign affairs, he failed to answer a basic question about his claims that he is running a campaign on a framework that promotes the health needs of the developing world.

“Sorry, the question is not clear, can you clarify?” he answered, when a representative from Brazil asked him to explain why he claims to represent the developing world, when the agenda he advocated in his presentation espoused the health agenda of the developed world. Instead of answering the question, Adhanom tried to engage in a conversation with the Brazilian representative, apparently hoping to grasp what the question meant. Awkwardly, the moderator intervened, trying to help Adhanom understand the question.

Read Aloud:   BBN Daily Ethiopian News March 29, 2018

Adhanom also stumbled with another question at the same forum, when asked about the technical cooperation of WHO member states:

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  1. What can be expected from this unique brand of inferior man, groomed from the very best of an inferior Woyane Tribe?

    This foolish alcoholic who read biology in the sub-standard Asmara University, could not have been tasked to man job that requires more than supervising insecticide spray operations in the field.

    That is the only thing he ever did that any other grade school-drop out could have done.

    Tigre Woyanes have had us Ethiopians reviled since they usurped power. One of their boys who could hardly walk because the walrus-looking man was too fat, made us Ethiopians a laughing stock in Brazil masquerading as a swimmer.

    Woyanes Tigre want to shame and humiliate Ethiopia. In that he has done them great service. Because the notion of shame culture is alien in Tigre society, they do not mind the insult, the impotent rage their actions evoke.
    In the first place, his name should never have even been suggested to the WHO because the idiot never had the requisite grades to join a medical school let alone qualify as a doctor, which is the minimum requirement for WHO to even become a country representative. But he has served one purpose, those of us who followed the WHO conference on TV and saw the embecile gasp for breath when asked the most rudimentary question cringed in embarrassment and pain. That in itself is a victory for the perverted Tigre who occupiers.

  2. Adhanom is a perfect reflection of the TPLF gang!
    These have been the junks who were brought to power to kill and to destroy Ethiopia owing to USA (CIA) and UK.

  3. Well, TPLF’s Adhanom is purportedly sired by an Eritrean man like most of those at the helm of our occupied country.busy destroying Ethiopia. His mission has come to a dismal halt.
    If Ethiopians are charitable, he will end up in Qlinto or Qality for the rest of his pathetic life.

    He has been complicit in every crime his TPLF, mates, masters and mentors will be charged for.

    He may be able to nostalgically brag to his fellow prison inmates in the years to come, about the reversal of his fortunes. I foresee the angry mob denying him any sympathy, in fact landing one jab after another on his already drug-sullied face.

  4. Few vocal Ethiopians opposing an Ethiopian from getting a top job in a world leading organization. How sad!
    No wonder why our 100 million people have no voice in global or our own affairs. Countries with 10-times fewer population are better global representation. Short termism always find a way to harm our own long term interest.
    The sad thing is that these vocal Ethiopians have no clue when other nationalities including Ethiopia’s sworn enemies run for such a top job let alone oppose there candidacy. SAD!!!

  5. Few vocal Ethiopians opposing an Ethiopian from getting a top job in a world leading organization. How sad!
    No wonder why our 100 million people have no voice in global or our own affairs. Countries with 10-times fewer population have better global representation. Short termism always find a way to harm our own long term interest.
    The sad thing is that these vocal Ethiopians have no clue when other nationalities including Ethiopia’s sworn enemies run for such a top job let alone oppose there candidacy. They just hunt and shoot down their own. SAD!!!

  6. When Ambassador Yilma Tadesse, a career diplomat & a very refined one at that – Head of Africa Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 80’s, then Ambassador to Sudan, and later Assistant Secretary-General for the then OAU, submitted his candidature for the position of Secretary-General of the African Union, this government withdrew his candidature. Why? Everyone knows the answer.
    When Terefe Ras-Work who worked for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for many years submitted his candidature for the position of Assistant Director- General for ITU, this government refused to endorse him. Why?
    The question becomes: the government does not distinguish between the right person in the rights place.
    Put simply, Tedros is never the right person to lead WHO.

  7. Muluneh, you said,” Because the notion of shame culture is alien in Tigre society,” you see how racist you are if you read your comment. You are lower than any animals. You are insulting 7 million people based hatred ? you must know you are not hiding behind screen name. The racist insult you are bad mouthing can end you in jail. I would reserve myself from repeating the same thing. t rest assured you will not hide and we know exactly who you are. You will not go away with it. By the way, there is no tribe called Tigre,the Tigre tribe only are found in Eritrea, not in Ethiopia. The people whom you are wrongly referring to are called Tegaru, Tigre is Nephetegnea name for Tegaru like Gala, Kuli, Shankala, … no Tigraway knows the name Tigre. You see you do not even know their names ? Rotten smelly, Nephetegnea. The Tegaru will make die of hatred, jealousy like that. TA is a human, his origin does not matter. Any human can mistke or ask question or fail to understand questions including you? He is not a robot. you bastard, primitive, backward rotten Nephetegnea you are trying to score political points based on this cheap propaganda. It is not the Tegarus who made Ethiopia a laughing stock of human race by starving the entire country to famine and death? Until the world collected silvers. You rotten nephetegbnea by oppressing all Ethiopians for 100 years and doing nothing. There is nothing that you have built in Ethiopia? zero, hodam Nephetegnea. The Tegarus have built 35 Universities in 25 years which you could not even imagined in 100 years? You rotten Nephetegnea built only 1 University in 100 years. You forced your language, culture, dress code on all Ethiopian for 100 years. I know why you hate so much the Tegarus? it is because they dislodged you from your God given Nephetegnea 100 years throne? Leba, you will never get to power by this hate propaganda. The Tegaru will make sure you will die by your own poison which is the hate you have. Barbaric racist, you belong to the primitive comnunal sysem, not to the 21st century. We will follow you. I promise you. The Tegarus has made Ethiopia #1 fast developming country on earth. The rotten Nephetegbnea made Ethiopia the poorest #1 country on earth? Do you know that? The Tegarus are bulding GERD which the rotten, Apartheid Nephetegneas did not dare to do in 100 years except singing about it. Actually the rotten Nephetegnea wanted to stop GERD ? The Woyane Tegaru will make sure Ethiopia will be a superpower, not beggar.

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