Saima Wazed Hossain, a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder has been appointed as the WHO’s goodwill ambassador for autism in the world body’s Southeast Asia region.
Her appointment is for a period of two years. As WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Hossain will be promoting the Thimphu Declaration which emphasizes on integrating the needs of autism affected people into national health and socioeconomic development plans.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Saima Wazed Hossain was designated as WHO Regional Champion for Autism in May 2016.
- Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director-General of WHO for the term of 5 Years.
Source- The Hindu