President Alberto Fernandez was sworn in this Saturday by Carla Vizotti as the new Minister of Health, amid the vaccination scandal.
First Lady Fabiola Yanez; Chief of Staff, Santiago Caveiro; Vice President Cecilia Todeska and Education Ministers Nicholas Trotta; Security, Sabina Frederick; And from tourism and sports, Matthias Lemens; Among other officials.
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He also participated in the law, which did not include the statements of Parliament Speaker Sergio Massa. And head of the Bami Party, Ioana Vollnovic.
Vizzotti, who served as Secretary of the Ministry for Access to Health, was officially appointed Saturday in the Official Gazette, where the resignation of Gonzalez Garcia was also published.
It was decided to change ministers on Friday after a controversy arose when journalist Horacio Verbitzky admitted publicly that a vaccine against the Coronavirus had been applied in the dependencies of that bag..
The resignation request was formally drafted through the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cavero, and Vizzotti’s appointment was confirmed after a meeting the official subsequently held at Government House with President Fernandez.
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The new Minister of Health is 47 years old and has a medical degree from the University of Salvador. Vizzotti specializes in the control of infectious diseases that can be prevented by immunity, in internal medicine, and in systems and social security. She is the founder and president of the Argentine Association for Vaccination and Epidemiology (SAVE).
Among other positions, he was responsible for the National Directorate of Immunosuppressable Disease Control (DiNaCEI) of the Ministry of Health of Argentina (2007-2016) and was part of the Technical Advisory Group on Immunization Practices in the World. Health Organization (2013-2019).
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I thank the President of alferdez for his confidence in giving me this responsibility, which I hope to fulfill with the best of my effort and dedication.
– Carla Vizotti (@carlavizzotti) February 20, 2021
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What’s more, Was a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Maternal Immunization (2014-2016) and the PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Maternal Immunization (2014-2016).
He was also a member of the founding board of the IAIM (International Association of Immunization Directors / International Association of Immunization Directors) (2013-2015) and also on the board of directors of the Argentine Society of Infectology (2013-2018), among others.