WHO Appoints Anil Soni As CEO Of New WHO Foundation; Soni Speaks With Devex About Foundation’s Future

AP: WHO tries to bolster fragile funding with new foundation CEO
“Hoping to strengthen its funding, the World Health Organization is appointing a CEO to a foundation intended to bring in more private donations, which should leave the global health body less vulnerable if a country withdraws or cuts funding as the United States did. Anil Soni will join the new WHO Foundation in January after eight years with the multinational pharmaceutical Viatris…” (Hinnant, 12/7).

Devex: Q&A: New CEO Anil Soni on the future of the WHO Foundation
“…Soni, a global health leader who has worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors — most recently as head of the Global Infectious Disease at Viatris, a global pharmaceutical company — said he saw the role as an opportunity to support the work of WHO. … Soni spoke with Devex about the aims, goals, and challenges of the new foundation…” (Ravelo, 12/7).

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