Whats On Tap (News) Official News Dr. Andrew Seidu Korkor and Lamisi Mbillah join the WATER Board of Directors
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WATER announced the addition of Dr. Andrew Seidu Korkor and Lamisi Mbillah to its Board of Directors.  Dr. Korkor, a medical doctor, is the National Program Manager for Guinea Worm eradication in Ghana and has been working with WATER in Ghana for the past several years.  He brings his considerable skillset with eradication and control of neglected tropical diseases to the WATER board.  Ghana plans to announce the break in transmission of guinea worm in July, 2011.  A feat accomplished under the leadership of Dr. Korkor.  His addition is consistent with WATER’s desire to couple the provision of water and sanitation with disease control.   Lamisi Mbillah became the first African woman to ever be named as Miss World Beauty With a Purpose, at the 2006 Miss World pageant in Poland.  She was Miss Ghana in 2005.  She won the award and was named a semifinalist in the pageant as a result of her work with the Ghana Health Service, Carter Center and UNICEF of the eradication of guinea worm and promotion of the distribution of iodized salt during her reign as Miss Ghana.  The award is given to the contestant who contributes the most to humanity and society during her reign.