Dr. López-Gatell, Mexico's COVID-19 czar, will collaborate with the World Health Organization

Dr. López-Gatell is behind Mexico’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. López-Gatell, Mexico's COVID-19 czar, will collaborate with the World Health Organization
Hugo López-Gatell is an expert on Internal Medicine. He has a Master in Medical Sciences and a PhD in Epidemiology - Photo: Carlos Mejía/EL UNIVERSAL
English 25/05/2020 16:03 Alejandra Canchola y Pedro Villa y Caña Mexico City Actualizada 17:00

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Yesterday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that a few days ago, he was informed the World Health Organization invited Dr. Hugo López-Gatell to join the group of experts behind the International Health Regulations.
 
The Mexican President said Dr. Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez derserves this recognition. 
 
Dr. López-Gatell is leading Mexico’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19. He is the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion since December 2018. 
 
Dr. Gatell said he has a lot of respect for the WHO and that he would gladly join the group of experts

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Hugo López-Gatell was previously invited to join the group of experts in 2013 but didn’t join the WHO; however, he is very enthusiastic about working on the health regulations. 
 
The Mexican official said it was a privilege to be invited once again. 
 
He explained that “the Pan-American Health Organization makes the nomination and sends it to Geneva, Switzerland. The invitation is a great responsibility in the context of this pandemic since there will be an analysis of the world’s response.”
 
Hugo López-Gatell is an expert on Internal Medicine. He has a Master in Medical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.
 
He was a research assistant at the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), in the United States.

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