A leading doctor for the World Health Organization died suddenly amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that’s infected thousands.

Dr. Peter Salama, the former head of WHO’s Emergency Health Program from 2016 until 2019, reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Notably, Salama also served as UNICEF’s Global Emergency Coordinator to fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa from 2009-2015.



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