By John Ikani
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appointed Oyewale Tomori, a Nigerian Professor of Virology, as a member of its Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 vaccine composition.
Tomori was a former Vice-Chancellor of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State.
Announcing the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday, the WHO said Tomori, will serve on the technical advisory group that would periodically assess the impact of the variants of concerns on vaccines.
Some other members of the group include Supamit Chunsuttiwat, Advisor, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand; Cheryl Cohen, a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; and Thomas Fleming, member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the WHO solidarity COVID-19 vaccines trial.