Liverpool goalkeeper, Allison Becker, is among four goodwill ambassadors named by the World Health Organisation on Monday.
Becker, also goalie for the Brazilian national team, and now named ambassador for health promotion, stands alongside Lady Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta.
Germanotta, president of Born This Way Foundation, is named ambassador for mental health. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, is named WHO goodwill ambassador for health workforce.
The announcements were made by WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in his speech to open the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva.
“I welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Natália Loewe Becker as WHO’s new Goodwill Ambassadors and look forward to working with them over the coming years,” said Dr Tedros.
“Each of our new ambassadors is a champion in their own right, from helping their communities rebuild and develop sustainably, to fighting for better mental health and wellbeing, to being role models for healthier living.”