22 December 2020 - 7:47 pm
A good question. The BBC wrote an interesting article about him in May 2020 with a few interesting, if understated details.
Along with the usual BBC apologist drivel for things like Ghebreyesus proposing Robert Mugabe of all people as a “WHO goodwill ambassador”, passed off as a mistake because “his political skills may not be quite so sharp”, or the merest word of caution about his “effusive praise for China” from a colleague concerned that it could “tarnish the WHO’s reputation as a trusted scientific authority” it does mention that he was a member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and this:
“But when he was in charge, his ministry was known to discourage journalists from reporting about suspected cholera cases in the country.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51720184
An interesting admission regarding the guy running the show at the World Health Organisation.