Indian Origin Health Expert appointed as first Chief of the WHO Foundation

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New Delhi(New York), 7/12: Anil Soni, an Indian Origin health expert has been appointed as the first chief of WHO Foundation. The foundation works alongside the World Health Organization to address most pressing health challenges across the world.

Mr Soni will assume his role as The WHO Foundation’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer on January 1 next year. In his new role, Mr Soni will accelerate the Foundation’s “work to invest in innovative, evidence-based initiatives that support WHO in delivering on its mission to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all,” the Foundation said in a press statement on Monday.

Mr Soni joins the Foundation from Viatris, a global healthcare company, where he served as Head of Global Infectious Diseases.

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