Hotline: 1800 102 2007
X
Search Business Opportunities
Oct, 04 2017

Swaminathan is one of the three daughters of Dr M S Swaminathan, known as the father of India’s green revolution

Swaminathan, widely recognised for her research on tuberculosis, is a renowned pediatrician and clinical scientist. She will replace Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah of Ghana

Dr Soumya Swaminathan director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary to the department of health research, has been appointed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) deputy director general, programmes, in Geneva. This is the second-highest position at the UN agency.

The new WHO leadership team was announced on Tuesday by director-general 
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who was elected to the post in May. “The team represents 14 countries, including all WHO regions, and is more than 60% women, reflecting my deep held belief that we need top talent, gender equity, and a geographically diverse set of perspectives to fulfil our mission to keep the world safe.”

Swaminathan, widely recognised for her research on tuberculosis, is a renowned paediatrician and clinical scientist. She will replace Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah of Ghana, who joined the WHO as a senior policy adviser to the director-general and had served as the assistant director-general of the communicable disease programme and the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programme.

Swaminathan is one of the three daughters of Dr M S Swaminathan, known as the father of India’s green revolution. Her mother Mina is an educationist, and as chairperson of the study group on the development of preschool children, had submitted a report that formed the basis of the Integrated Child Development Services.

She was also part of several WHO and global advisory bodies and committees, including the WHO expert panel to review global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property, the strategic and technical advisory group of the global TB department at the WHO, and co-chair of the Lancet Commission on TB. She was also the director of the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai.

Comment
Related opportunities
  • About Us: Established in 2017, Headphones Lounge is trendiest addition in Nightclub,..
    Locations looking for expansion New Delhi
    Establishment year 2017
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 1 Cr. - 2 Cr
    Space required 2500
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Delhi New Delhi
  • Dairy/F&V Stores
    About Us : Moo Cow was started aiming to be the bigest..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 2010
    Franchising Launch Date 2011
    Investment size Rs. 1 Cr. - 2 Cr
    Space required 100
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
  • Tea and Coffee Chain
    About Us: Bubble Rush is a bubble tea restaurant from the..
    Locations looking for expansion Maharashtra
    Establishment year 2017
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 300
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Mumbai Maharashtra
  • E-Commerce & Related
    About Us: Incepted in 1955 by Shri. Madhavrao Ashtekar, who hailed..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 1955
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 2 Cr. - 5 Cr
    Space required 500
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
Insta-Subscribe to
The Franchising World
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities