#WomanInPower: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan to head as Chief Scien
The first Indian to hold the position of a deputy director-general at World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, has now been given a post of Chief Scientist to head a newly created department to strengthen the scientific work under WHO.

WHO has recently constituted a new division which is being seen as a fifth pillar to strengthen the organisation’s core scientific work and ensure the quality and consistency of its norms and standards.

Talking to BusinessLine, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan confirmed: “Yes. I am now Chief Scientist, a newly created position and division.”

The new position, a component of WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s long-standing idea of ushering in reforms at the WHO, has specially been created for Swaminathan.

Also Read: Q and A with Dr Soumya Swaminathan (https://pxmd.co/rerPv)

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