Fernando Antezana drops out of WHO leadership race

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 24 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:247
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Dr Fernando Antezana has dropped out of the race for the post of director general of the World Health Organisation. The announcement came as an American television documentary claimed that Dr Antezana had lied about his qualifications on his resumé.

    The investigative programme 60 Minutes, on the American television channel CBS, found that the Bolivian university from which Dr Antezana had claimed to have a doctorate does not give out doctorates. Dr Antezana also claimed to have diplomas in public health and international relations from Harvard University when he had only completed a one year fellowship at Harvard. He further claimed to have a degree from Stanford University in California, whereas he had attended a …

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