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Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, has been appointed as the Deputy Director General of World Health Organization (WHO). She will look over all operations of WHO, including monitoring of communicable and non-communicable diseases except for emergencies, and hold the number two position in WHO after the DG. As Deputy DG, she will be located in Geneva and will have a term of 5 years, which can be extended for a maximum period of an additional five years.

Dr Swaminathan is a paediatrician and a clinical scientist who is known for her research on Tuberculosis. She previously worked at WHO as Co-ordinator, Research in Neglected Priorities, TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) from 2009 to 2011.

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