Director-general of World Health Organization to speak at Collision from Home

May 25 17:05 2020 Print This Article

Collision from Home has announced that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), will speak at this year’s virtual conference. Tedros is an Ethiopian microbiologist and malaria researcher who has served in his role at the WHO since 2017.

“We are relying on everyone in the field, from world leaders in medicine to the nurses on the frontline.”

Ghebreyesus is expected to speak about the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of the WHO. Collision from Home’s organizers intend to put a particular focus on healthcare for this year’s event, specifically on how the tech industry is accelerating solutions and addressing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re incredibly humbled to welcome [Adhanom], one of the most important people in the world right now, to Collision from Home,” said Paddy Cosgrave, founder and CEO of Collision from Home. “This global pandemic has created a warlike scenario where the health industry is in an arms race, except the arms are not weapons, they are medical advancements that will save lives, such as tracking systems for contact tracing, and super fast testing.”

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