October 21, 2017

Tedros – cutting off his nose to spite his face?

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:15 am by aleksan

Dr Tedros, from Ethiopia, was elected with a mandate to tackle perceived politicisation in the World Health Organisation – but he appoints the 94 year old Mugabe, who has a terrible track record on Health provision and Human Rights as a WHO Ambassador!  Just because a person is black, white or brown does not make them the best person for the job, and this decision of Tedros seems to have back fired – an own goal.

The same applies to getting any job, entrance to University or a political post – merit rather than colour should matter most.  But this only works if the goal posts are the same for everyone – and they are not.  To be fair to all, whatever gender, creed or colour, there must be equal opportunities from birth onwards in terms of health, wealth and education.  Tedros may be highlighting an important issue, but there is really no point in cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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