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In a first, WHO Foundation appoints Indian-origin Anil Soni as CEO

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The World Health Organisation on Monday appointed Indian-origin global health expert Anil Soni as the first Chief Executive Officer of the newly launched WHO Foundation.
The WHO Foundation, launched in May 2020, works alongside the WHO to address most pressing health challenges across the world.
Soni, who served as a Head of Global Infectious Diseases at Viatris, a global healthcare company for over eight years, will assume his role as the WHO Foundations inaugural CEO on January 1, 2021.
The move as been taken in order to strengthen WHO Foundations funding, with an intent to bring in more private donations. The funding is expected to leave the global health body less vulnerable if a country withdraws or cuts funding as the United States did.
We are at a critical juncture for global public health. After months of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, there is hope for several successful vaccine candidates. Beyond this crucial step, the path to recovery necessitates expanded investment in the many health priorities that have been compromised in recent months- from drops in vaccine coverage and HIV treatment to delays in cancer treatment. I’m thrilled to be joining the Foundation at such a critical moment and look forward to working with the Board to realize the Foundations mission, Soni said in a press release issued by the Foundation.
Speaking on Soni being appointed as the new CEO, WHO Chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, Anil is a proven innovator in global health who has spent two decades in service of communities affected by HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. He earned my trust when he and his team at the Clinton Health Access Initiative worked side by side with the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia to expand access to treatment and strengthen the management of our health centres. Anil has a unique set of skills that spans the public and private sectors, and his leadership of the Foundation will provide invaluable support to the mission of the WHO and billions of people who depend on it.
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Ahead of the WHO Foundation announcement, Anil Soni, during his interview with The Associated Press, said that his priority was to seek out corporate and individual donations. He said that the foundation would ultimately assume control of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which has raised $238 million so far.

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

Also Read: Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh

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Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh looks on while Congress MP Shashi Tharoor files nomination papers for party chief post

Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”

Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”

Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.

Also read: Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday anniversary: Life story of ‘nightingale’

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Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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The Raaas (2018)

Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”

He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”

Also read: Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur

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