Soumya Swaminathan, New Deputy Director General at WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Soumya Swaminathan one of two deputy Directors General. This is the first time such a post has been ever created within the organisation. The position is also the highest post held by an Indian in the WHO.

Dr. Swaminathan is currently the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). She has been appointed as Deputy Director General for Programmes and Ms. Jane Ellison, who was Special Parliamentary Adviser to the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been appointed as a Deputy Director General for Corporate Operations (DDC).
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the WHO’s Director General.
  • WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Source- The Hindu


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