The appointments were made on the basis of promoting healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally. And the appointment cut across different sectors like sports, politics and community mobilization.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a Liberian politician, she serves as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018.
Sirleaf was the first elected female President in Africa.
The Director-General of WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in his speech at the opening of the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Germany.
“I welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Natália Lowee Becker as WHO’s new Goodwill Ambassadors and look forward to working with them over the coming years” Dr. Tedros admitted.
” Each of our new ambassadors are champions in their own right, from helping their community rebuild and develop sustainably, to fighting for better mental health and well being, to being role model for healthier living.”