WHO appoints NCDC boss, Ihekweazu Asst DG

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By Sola Ogundipe & Gabriel Olawale

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation, WHO.

Ihekweazu’s appointment which comes into effect on November 1, 2021 was disclosed in a letter signed by the WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu as an Assistant Director-General for Health Emergency Intelligence from November 1, 2021.

“He will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally, including heading the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin.

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“Dr Ihekweazu is currently the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. He was trained as an…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper