[extropy-chat] Non-scientist appointee to control WHO panelists
cphoenix at CRNano.org
Fri Jul 9 18:13:34 UTC 2004
From the article:
Under the new policy, the director of the Office of Global Health
Affairs will determine, in consultation with agency officials, which
scientists will be allowed to participate in expert panels of the World
Health Organization (WHO).
The director of that office is William Steiger, who has a doctorate in
Latin American history and has participated in international health
negotiations for the HHS.
The new policy would allow WHO to request particular scientists to
participate on panels, but the HHS Global Health Affairs Office would
have to approve those requests.
Approved scientists will then be expected to act as "representatives of
the US government."
Chris Phoenix cphoenix at CRNano.org
Director of Research
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology http://CRNano.org
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