Sudden Departure Of White House Global Health Security Head Has Experts Worried - 2018-05-09
Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, the head of global health security on the White House's National Security Council, left the Trump administration on Tuesday. The news was announced one day after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The departure comes amid a reshuffling of the NSC under newly named national security adviser John Bolton, which includes a change in organizational structure that eliminates the office Ziemer led. Ziemer's staff has been placed under other NSC departments.
Ziemer, who had been described as "one of the most quietly effective leaders in public health," was widely lauded in the global health community for his work on the President's Malaria Initiative, which helped save 6 million lives, before joining this administration.