The appointment of Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador has been revoked by the World Health Organization. In a statement, the WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he has listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns. The appointment attracted criticism from various parties regarding the poor state of Zimbabwean health system.
Africa may be the most affected continent in Trump’s new order expanding funds to the abortion ‘gag’ rule. Trump’s version of the abortion ‘gag’ rule will impact $8.8 billion for programs including those related to AIDS and malaria. Defense department grants related to global health security will also be heavily impacted. This so-called rule will prevent American aid overseas from providing or discussing abortion and family planning.