WHO appoints four new Goodwill Ambassadors
May 20, 2019 | 4:02 PM
by Agencies
Image credits: @WHO on Twitter.

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally.

The new ambassadors are Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams; Dr Natália Loewe Becker, medical doctor and health advocate from Brazil, as WHO Goodwill Ambassadors for Health Promotion; Cynthia Germanotta, as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health; and Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Workforce

The announcements were made by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his speech to open the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva.

“I welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Natália Loewe Becker as WHO’s new Goodwill Ambassadors and look forward to working with them over the coming years,” said Dr Tedros. “Each of our new ambassadors are champions in their own right, from helping their communities rebuild and develop sustainably, to fighting for better mental health and well-being, to being role models for healthier living.”

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