RESHAKE WHO President Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus makes changes after being re-elected for a second term in May
Agnès Buzyn, in Lyon on September 27, 2021. — Bony
The management of the WHO will partly be renewed. Two of the main leaders of the fight against Covid-19 within the World Health Organization, as well as the former French Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn, will leave their functions next week, according to a letter from the head of the organization.
Indian pediatrician and clinician Soumya Swaminathan is stepping down as WHO’s chief scientist, while Brazil’s Mariangela Simao is stepping down as Assistant Director General for Medical Access. ; drugs. They were among the top officials of the UN health agency who led the global efforts to coordinate the response to the pandemic.
End of mandate on November 30
Agnès Buzyn, envoy of the President for multilateral affairs, and the former minister Britain’s Jane Ellison, Executive Director for External Affairs and Governance, will also leave the organization.
These sends have been announced in a letter addressed to his colleagues by WHO President Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as part of a reshuffle of his leadership team after he was re-elected to a second five-year term in May. “I want to express my appreciation and respect to the members of my leadership team whose terms end on November 30,” in his letter. No announcement has yet been made. made regarding new appointments.