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WHO Appoints Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg As Global Ambassador For NCDs

Associated Press: Michael Bloomberg Named World Health Organization Ambassador
“Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol, and obesity…” (Lederer, 8/17).

Reuters: WHO appoints former N.Y. mayor Bloomberg as global health ambassador
“…Bloomberg, who has a track record in public health policies such as tobacco control, soda taxes, and injury prevention, will work with national and local politicians to highlight the heavy economic and health burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), [the] United Nations health agency said…” (Kelland, 8/17).

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