WHO reap­points Bloomberg as Global Am­bas­sador for NCDs

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - World News -

Dr Te­dros Ad­hanom Ghe­breye­sus, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO), has re­newed the ap­point­ment of Michael R. Bloomberg as WHO Global Am­bas­sador for Non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases (NCDs) and In­juries.

Dur­ing his sec­ond term as Global Am­bas­sador, Bloomberg will con­tinue to sup­port global, na­tional, and lo­cal ef­forts to pro­tect peo­ple from NCDs and in­juries. Many of the work streams from the first ap­point­ment will con­tinue, in­clud­ing build­ing the Part­ner­ship for Healthy Cities and pro­mot­ing in­vest­ment in NCD and in­jury pre­ven­tion.

Bloomberg served as the 108th Mayor of the City of New York, from 2002 to 2013. He launched his foun­da­tion, Bloomberg Phi­lan­thropies, in 2006. Most re­cently at the 17th World Con­fer­ence on To­bacco or Health in March 2018, Bloomberg Phi­lan­thropies an­nounced the global to­bacco in­dus­try watch­dog STOP – Stop­ping To­bacco Or­ga­ni­za­tions and Prod­ucts – which will ag­gres­sively mon­i­tor de­cep­tive prac­tices to un­der­mine pub­lic health.

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