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Good morning, this is Irene. Today we’re covering the new WHO ambassador for global health financing and how innovation has fared during the pandemic’s economic turndown.

We’ll also be looking at the likelihood of Switzerland joining the UN Security Council next summer and what it can offer as a neutral country.

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Irene Velicer


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Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has been named WHO ambassador for global health financing. (Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Former British PM turned global health finance ambassador. We can expect the former British prime minister, Gordon Brown, to put pressure on high-income economies that are going ahead with booster shots. WHO appointed Gordon to his new position on Monday. Gordon was the UK’s finance minister before becoming its PM, and has been vocal about the need for vaccine sharing.

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