Press statement: Global Mental Health Ambassador and Speak Your Mind supporter Cynthia Germanotta appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador

Immediate release - At the opening day of the World Health Assembly (Monday 20th May) Dr Tedros Adhano Ghebreyeus announced Cynthia Germanotta as a World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador,.

Cynthia is the President and Co-Founder of the Born This Way Foundation with her daughter Lady Gaga. Born This Way is a convening partner of the Speak Your Mind civil society campaign for global mental health. Dr Tedros is the Director-General of the World Health Organization. The World Health Assembly is the annual meeting of health ministers from around the world, hosted by the WHO.

Celebrating the announcement, Elisha London, Founder and CEO of United for Global Mental Health which is powering the Speak Your Mind campaign said:

“Cynthia's tireless and passionate work is equipping the next generation with the support they need to foster their mental wellness and truly thrive. Through Born This Way Foundation, which she co-founded with her daughter Lady Gaga, she is championing the voices of young people and helping to make sure that those with lived experience of mental health, like those leading the Speak Your Mind campaign, are at the forefront of the conversations that impact them so that these change makers can rightly hold the megaphone they so richly deserve on the world stage.“

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