Agnès Buzyn

French physician, academic & civil servant

Agnès Buzyn

French physician, academic & civil servant

Agnès Buzyn (born 1 November 1962) is a French politician serving as the Minister of Solidarity and Health in the Philippe Government since 17 May 2017. A qualified doctor, hematologist and university professor, Buzyn chaired France's Agency for Nuclear Safety and Protection against Radiation (IRSN) from 2008 to 2013, a position which involved reassuring the public after Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. Buzyn, among other ministers appointed by President Macron (culture minister Françoise Nyssen, Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel and TV star Nicolas Hulot), was never involved in party politics prior to being nominated.

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