COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Gets Appointed By WHO

-YOMMY AYILARA. COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Gets Appointed by WHO. The World Health Organisation has appointed former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a Special Envoy of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced the appointment on Friday, during the launch of the initiative, which he characterized as; “a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19.”   Dr Okonjo-Iweala was authorized to the role along with British business executive and former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline,…

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