||'Let's save children from poverty, diseases'
The Hankook Ilbo
May 12, 2004
Dr. Alyaa Moussa, wife of Kuwait Ambassador to Korea, appointed as IVI Goodwill Ambassador
"I would like to give what capability I have to help save millions of children from fatal infectious diseases."
Dr. Alyaa Moussa, wife of Kuwait Ambassador to Korea, was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) on May 11. The IVI is an international organization based in Seoul.
"While studying medicine, I came to have the increasing conviction that taking care of children is taking care of family and society," Dr. Moussa said in remarks during her appointment ceremony to become IVI Goodwill Ambassador, held at the IVI headquarters on Seoul National University Campus. "I will make my utmost efforts to support the activities of the IVI to help many children whose lives are threatened by poverty and diseases."
Dr. Moussa, a native of Saudi Arabia, earned a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and then served on the faculty of medicine at Kuwait University.
"Dr. Moussa, who has had a strong interest in global public health as a medical doctor, is an ideal person to promote the mission and activities of the IVI to the diplomatic community in Korea," said IVI Director John Clemens. "We have appointed her as IVI Goodwill Ambassador to attract more support from people by promoting our research activities."
The IVI, which was established at the initiative of the United Nations Development Program in 1997, is an international organization devoted to the development of new vaccines to save children from infectious diseases in developing countries.
The Institute has been conducting research and development activities in most of the developing countries of Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangladesh, and has been pushing to advance into North Korea for research projects through the World Health Organization.