Ms Peng Liyuan is appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador
On 3 June 2011, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan appointed the famous Chinese soprano and actress Peng Liyuan as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Ms Peng is the head of the Chinese Song and Dance Ensemble in the General Political Department of the People's Liberation Army and ranked first class in the civil service with the military rank of major general. Ms. Peng is a strong advocate of health and the control of tuberculosis and HIV. In China she became the Minister of Health Ambassador for HIV/AIDS Prevention in January 2006 and the National Ambassador for TB Control and Prevention in March 2007.