May 8, 2020
Secretary Azar Statement on Senate Confirmation of Brett Giroir to WHO Executive Board
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., to serve as the United States representative on the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, in addition to his duties as Assistant Secretary for Health. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement:
"Admiral Giroir is a superbly qualified science and public health leader, perfectly suited to represent the United States on the WHO Executive Board. We are grateful to the Senate for confirming him at such a crucial time for global health cooperation. The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the longstanding need to focus WHO on information sharing and coordination during disease outbreaks, and Admiral Giroir will play a key role as the United States works with nations around the world to reform WHO with that goal in mind."