ISN Young Nephrologists Committee Member Appointed to the WHO Youth Council
Members of the WHO Director-General’s Youth Council
ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) member, Marina Wainstein, has been selected to serve on the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General’s Youth Council for a term of two years.
At the Youth Council, Marina Wainstein will engage with young people from health and non-health backgrounds worldwide to advise the Director-General on global health issues. She will join monthly meetings with other young skilled professionals to discuss relevant topics and new initiatives and build connections. This role places her in a prime position to continue raising awareness of the growing burden of kidney disease and the need to prioritize kidney health on the global NCD agenda.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus comments, “Young people are less at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19 but will be the most affected by the long-term consequences of the pandemic, which will shape the world they live and work in for decades to come”. To this end, “The WHO Youth Council has been set up to hear their voices and experiences, and to harness and expand their energy and ideas to promote and protect health for all.”