Saima Wazed has been appointed as WHO Regional Director for Southeast Asia.

In a Twitter message, Saima Wazed said, I was formally appointed as the new Regional Director for @WHOSEARO. I undertake this responsibility with humility, and with a promise to work with a spirit of cooperation & partnership to implement my vision for our region. I concluded my remarks to @Dr Tedros and the @WHO Executive Board saying:
“I would like to thank the Member States for the trust they have placed in me, and I thank you in this room for reaffirming their voice and their choice.
There is a lot of work to be done, and I am extremely pleased to be starting this journey at this moment, in our headquarters, with all of you.
In the coming months, I will call upon your guidance, your advice, your partnership & your friendship. I am excited for all that we can, and will, do together in the years ahead.
On behalf of South East Asia, I thank you.”

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