WHO appoints Jeremy Farrar as chief scientist

WHO appoints Jeremy Farrar as chief scientist
WHO appoints Jeremy Farrar as chief scientist
WHO’s new chief scientist Jeremy Farrar

WHO’s new chief scientist Jeremy Farrar
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The World Health Organization mentioned on Tuesday that Dr. Jeremy Farrar will turn out to be its new chief scientist because it prepares for a post-pandemic future.

Dr. Farrar will be part of the WHO within the second quarter of 2023, replacing Soumya Swaminathan.

According to a press release by the WHO, as Chief Scientist, Dr. Farrar will oversee the Science Division, “bringing collectively the very best brains in science and innovation from around the globe to develop and ship prime quality well being providers to the individuals who want them most, irrespective of who they’re and the place they stay”.

Dr Farrar is a clinician scientist who, earlier than becoming a member of the Wellcome Trust in 2013, spent 17 years as Director of the Clinical Research Unit on the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Vietnam the place his analysis pursuits had been in world well being with a concentrate on rising infectious ailments.

“As Chief Scientist, Jeremy will speed up our efforts to make sure WHO, its Member States and our companions profit from cutting-edge, life-saving science and improvements,” mentioned WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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