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WHO Appoints Gordon Brown as Ambassador for Global Health Financing

The World Health Organization has appointed Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing.

Gordon Brown. Click to enlarge.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said, I am delighted and honoured that Gordon Brown has agreed to serve as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. In this role, he will elevate and support WHOs work to raise awareness internationally on the great need for sustained global health financing, particularly from G20 and G7 countries. As a longtime friend of Gordons, I know that he will bring his sharp intellect, firm commitment and deep sense of justice to this Ambassadorship.

Mr Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to restore credit, growth and jobs to help the world economy through the global financial crisis.

More recently, Mr Brown has called on wealthy nations as well as the private sector to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID19 vaccines, advocating for a concerted global effort, rooted in science and sound economics, to save lives, end the pandemic and restore livelihoods the world over.

Mr Brown said: I have a tremendous personal regard for Dr Tedros with whom I first worked two decades ago, and I am delighted to be able to help his and WHOs work raising global finance to ensure everyone has access to health. Our immediate task is to work together to finance the vaccination of the whole world and protect the poorest countries from the terrible effects of COVID19 and other diseases.

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