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WHO welcomes expanded role for United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria

WHO statement
1 March 2013

WHO welcomes the announcement of Mr Ray Chambers as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria and for the Financing of the Health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

"Since 2008, Ray Chambers has always been by our side in our battle against malaria as Special Envoy for Malaria,” says WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan. “Now he will also direct his talents and business experience towards building political will and financial support for the health-related MDGs. At this crucial time, with 2015 fast approaching, Ray Chambers is well placed to help mobilize the resources we urgently need to accelerate progress.”

In his expanded role, Mr Chambers will help increase funding from the public and private sectors to achieve the goals set by the international community to reduce child and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis and other diseases by 2015.

For more information please contact:

Gregory Härtl
WHO Media Coordinator
Department of Communications
WHO, Geneva
Mobile: +41 79 203 6715
E-mail: hartlg@who.int

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