WHO thanks Brazil’s former Health Minister for his work

. Apr 17, 2020
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When asked about yesterday’s firing of former Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, Michael Ryan, director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, thanked Brazil’s outgoing minister for his work. “We want to offer our technical, operational, and scientific support to Brazil,” Mr. Ryan said, adding that it is essential that countries “make decisions based on evidence” and develop a single approach from the whole government and society.

That has yet to happen in Brazil. President Jair Bolsonaro has become the global poster boy for Covid-19 denial and has spread at least 159 false pieces of information about the coronavirus, according to fact-checking agency Aos Fatos, a partner organization of The Brazilian Report.

Gustavo Ribeiro

An award-winning journalist, Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. He has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets and founded The Brazilian Report in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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