Victims of Ineptitude: An Insider's Account of Injustice within the World Health Organization

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Victims of Ineptitude There are many organizations committed to the fight against ill-health, the best known being the World Health Organization, founded in 1948 and funded from the pockets of ordinary people and their governments. Consider the extraordinary battle the WHO waged against smallpox in the 1970's and won. The latest and probably the toughest challenge so far, is that of AIDS, currently killing millions of people worldwide and leaving behind hords of tiny orphans. The WHO has been one of the leaders in this war which is being waged by its staff of international Civil Servants who take intense personal risks by undertaking heroic action to fight the deadly bacteria and viruses. Those facts and ideas are reflected in this book by a man who travelled for more than two decades in hostile places with scant regard for his own good health and security, in the fight for better health and living conditions among some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.It comes as a shock therefore to discover that in the writer's experience, the WHO can be a cold organization which shows little respect for its hardworked staff and considerably wasteful, misspending of its precious public funding to pay for errors and mismanagement. This is a story of human tragedy and massive disillusinment. It will page after page surprise readers of goodwill and reason who will surely find it hard to believe that the administration of such a large outfit with such great responsibility can behave in the way illustrated in the book. This is the saddening picture painted in this book by a long serving and highly placed official who writes movingly from his own experience. The writer and two valued professional colleagues venture to a remote part of Africa on humanitarian WHO mission. The story relates what becomes of them, the callous treatment they and their families receive, the legal lengths the WHO leadership-right to the very top of the Organization -has been prepared to go to

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Firdu Zawide was until his retirement, for over 23 years an international civil servant. With great pride he served the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Congo/Brazzaville, Geneva and South Africa in the capacity, latterly, of Environmental Health Adviser, African Region. He travelled throughout the continent, supporting the 46 African Member States of the WHO in their struggle to improve the health of their people by providing effective environmental health services. Zawide was born and grewup in Ethiopia. He studied Building Engineering at the Addis Ababa University and Public Health Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. Later he was awarded WHO fellowship to study environmental aspect of river basin development in the United States of America, Puerto Rico and Egypt. He also holds MSc. degree in Environmental Management from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. He is a long time member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and most recently member of the Chartered Scientists in England. Before joining WHO, Zawide served his country as a sanitary engineer for the Ministry of Works, the Awash Valley Authority and the Urban Water and Sewerage Authority. He was a part time lecturer in sanitary engineering at the school of Architecture and Building Technology of the Addis Ababa University. He resigned from the government service in 1978 and run his private consulting office in Addis Ababa for two years before starting his career as international civil servant with WHO. He is married and has three adult children. Hilary Bassett is an award winning, British writer who lives and works in South Africa. She writes for many leading journals both nationally and internationally, and has won awards for her work on drug resistance tuberculosis, stroke and South Africa's health services. She is the author of 'The Help Directory' ( Oxford University

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