The Planet Well being Group today announced the appointment of The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as WHO Ambassador for World wide Health and fitness Funding. Mr Brown is greatly credited with blocking a next Good Depression as a result of his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He mobilized globe leaders to dedicate an supplemental $1.1 trillion to restore credit rating, advancement and careers to assist the entire world financial system via the world-wide fiscal disaster.
Extra just lately, Mr Brown has tirelessly known as on rich nations as well as the non-public sector to be certain the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, advocating for a concerted world work — rooted in science and seem economics – to help save lives, conclusion the pandemic and restore livelihoods the environment more than.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Basic, hailed Mr Brown as a champion for galvanizing the world’s major economies to shield health and fitness and reduce long run disease outbreaks.
Dr Tedros explained: “I am delighted and honoured that Gordon Brown has agreed to provide as WHO Ambassador for Worldwide Overall health Funding. In this role, he will elevate and support WHO’s function to increase consciousness internationally on the fantastic need for sustained global wellbeing funding, particularly from G20 and G7 countries. As a longtime close friend of Gordon’s, I know that he will bring his sharp intellect, business dedication and deep feeling of justice to this Ambassadorship.”
Mr Brown said: “I have a huge private regard for Dr Tedros with whom I 1st labored two decades back, and I am delighted to be in a position to aid his and WHO’s get the job done increasing world-wide finance to be certain every person has accessibility to wellness. Our speedy task is to operate together to finance the vaccination of the full world and guard the poorest international locations from the horrible results of COVID-19 and other conditions.”