World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador
List of Current Goodwill Ambassadors
WHO Goodwill Ambassadors, and the year they were appointed
|Amitabh Bachchan||India||2017||Goodwill ambassador for awareness of Hepatitis|
|Christine Kaseba-Sata||Zambia||2012-2014||Doctor, Against Gender-based Violence|
|Peng Liyuan||China||2011-2014||Vocal artist. Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS|
|Jet Li||China||2009-2014||International film star. Goodwill Ambassador |
|Yohei Sasakawa||Japan||2001-2014||Chairman, Nippon Foundation. Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination|
|Craig David||United Kingdom||2010||Singer. Goodwill Ambassador for the Stop TB Partnership|
|Nancy Brinker||United States||2009||Founder, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control |
|Liya Kebede||Ethiopia||2005||Goodwill Ambassador|
|Sylvie Vartan||Bulgaria||2005||Goodwill Ambassador|
|Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra||Austria||2005||Goodwill Ambassador|
On 21 October 2017 the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appointed Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases for Africa. The appointment address praised Mugabe for his commitment to public health in Zimbabwe. The naming attracted widespread condemnation in WHO member states and international organisations due to Mugabe's poor record on human rights and presiding over a decline in Zimbabwe's public health. Following widespread criticism, Tedros Adhanom was forced to withdraw the appointment the next day.
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- Goodwill ambassadors. Retrieved 22/05/2015.
- Correspondent, Special. "Bachchan appointed WHO ambassador for hepatitis". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, WHO Goodwill Ambassador against Gender-based Violence. Retrieved 22/05/2015.
- WHO appoints Chinese singer and health activist as Goodwill Ambassador. Retrieved 22/05/2015.
- Jet Li, WHO Goodwill Ambassador. Retrieved 22/05/2015.
- Nancy Goodman Brinker appointed Goodwill Ambassador. Retrieved 22/05/2015.
- "WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role". BBC. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
- "Director General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment". WHO. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.