Dr. Vivek Murthy appointed US Representative to WHO
Dr. Murthy will assume responsibility for this new position with the “Surgeon General”
Dr. Murthy leads more than 6,000 public health officials in the United States
Washington, US President Joe Biden has appointed Dr. Vivek Murthy as the US Representative to the Board of the World Health Organization (WHO). The White House gave this information. According to a statement released by the White House, Dr. Murthy will assume responsibility for this new position along with the “surgeon general”. In March 2021, the U.S. Senate approved his nomination as the nation’s 21st “surgeon general.” He also served as the 19th “Surgeon General” during former US President Barack Obama’s tenure.
The job of a person in the position of “Surgeon General” is to improve the nation’s health services by providing clear, consistent, and equitable advice and resources. “As the 21st ‘Surgeon General’, Dr Murthy brought to the government’s attention a number of important public health issues, including the growing prevalence of health misinformation, psychological issues among young people,” the White House said in a statement.
As Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy leads more than 6,000 public health officials. These public health workers work for the most disadvantaged populations. The White House said: “Dr. Murthy, India’s first ‘surgeon general’, grew up in Miami and studied at Harvard, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management. Murthy, a renowned physician, researcher, entrepreneur and author, lives in Washington DC with his wife, Dr. Alice Chen, and their two children.
Keywords: India, UNITED STATES, WHO
FIRST POST: October 05, 2022, 11:18 a.m. IST