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Parallel session


4 July

10:10 to 11:20

STCC, Auditorium C

In discussion with the new WHO Chief Scientist

Just three months into her tenure in the newly created role of Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Soumya Swaminathan will be in conversation with Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor at the Financial Times.

Previously WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes, Dr Swaminathan brings decades of experience to the role, both in clinical care and as a globally recognised researcher on tuberculosis and HIV. She will discuss the opportunities the job presents for translating science and evidence into global health policies, along with her vision for WHO’s role in advancing science for bringing health gains to people across the globe. After the discussion the floor will be open for questions from the audience.

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