WHO Appoints Chief Of New Health Emergencies Program

Deutsche Welle: WHO elects new chief to beef up health emergencies unit
“Peter Salama, an Australian epidemiologist who is currently UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, has been tapped to head the WHO’s health emergencies unit and will take up his post in July…” (6/28).

Reuters: WHO appoints ex-UNICEF health expert to head new emergency unit
“…The new unit is designed to provide rapid support for any country or community facing a health emergency arising from disease, natural or man-made disasters or conflict, the WHO said…” (Kelland, 6/28).

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