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President Obama Announces US Delegation to the 63rd World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization

WASHINGTON, DC--President Barack Obama today announced the designation of the following individuals to be United States Delegates to the Sixty-third World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization from May 17-21, 2010:

U.S. DELEGATION TO THE 63RD WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, to be Chief Delegate

The Honorable Betty King, Permanent Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, to be a Delegate

Nils Daulaire, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Office of Global Health Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, to be a Delegate

The President designated the following individuals to be Alternate United States Delegates to the Sixty-third World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization:

The Honorable Kerri-Ann Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, Department of State

The Honorable RADM Nicole Lurie, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, United States Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services

The Honorable Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services

The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

Ann S. Blackwood, Director for Health Programs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State

David E. Hohman, Health Attaché, United States Permanent Mission to the European Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva