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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on Mugabe for alleged human rights violations, said it was “disappointed.”
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2017 22:58
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[Africa, Uruguay, Zimbabwe] WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of t
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:04
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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Appointment of President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa / Statement of 23 International Public Health Organizations

Given these systematic abuses and his approach to NCDs and tobacco control in the past, NCD civil society present in Montevideo believe that President Mugabe’s appointment as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs cannot be justified.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:58
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[Asia] PEIRIS: Tobacco industry-funded Foundation fits in a long-established and sinister pattern of corporate chicanery

[WHO] and other public health organizations and leaders around the world have publicly spoken out against Philip Morris International and its new Foundation for a Smoke-Free World...Here are excerpts from statements by the WHO and other public health orga
Asian Tribune
added Oct 27, 2017 15:00
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[Uruguay] Beating NCDs through scaling up FCTC implementation

Speaking at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases in Montevideo on October 18, Head of the Convention Secretariat, Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, told delegates that implementation of the WHO FCTC had generated a wealth of knowledge which coul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 27, 2017 14:49
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WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

Deputy Directors-General Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director General for Programmes (DDP). A pediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosi
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:02
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YACH: LETTER TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

This is a letter sent by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World founder and president-designate Dr. Derek Yach, on September 29, 2017, to officials at the World Health Organization to correct the mischaracterizations the World Health Organization has made
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
added Oct 7, 2017 08:05
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WHO tells governments to reject Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation

The foundation's founder and president-designate, Derek Yach, a former senior official at the WHO, said more collaboration, not less, was needed to win the war on smoking. "I am deeply disappointed, therefore, by WHO's complete mischaracterisation of th
CNBC
added Sep 30, 2017 01:28
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WHO urges governments to reject Philip Morris smoking foundation

advised governments on Thursday to reject a plan by tobacco firm Philip Morris International to set up a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. “The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco pr
Reuters
added Sep 28, 2017 16:21
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WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

PMI engages in large scale lobbying and prolonged and expensive litigation against evidence-based tobacco control policies... The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco products. This inc
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:20
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