Governance

Executive Board members

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND TERM OF OFFICE

The Executive Board is composed of 34 persons who are technically qualified in the field of health, each designated by a Member State that has been elected to serve by the World Health Assembly. Member States are elected for three-year terms.

The affiliations appear in the style and the language used by the corresponding member of the Board.

ALBANIA 2013-2016
Dr Gazmend Bejtja
General Director of Health Policy and Planning
Ministry of Health
Tirana

ANDORRA 2013-2016
Mr Josep M. Casals Alis
General Director of Health and Welfare
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Andorra La Vella

ARGENTINA 2013-2016
Dra. Andrea Carbone
Subsecretaria de Relaciones Sanitarias e Investigación
Ministerio de Salud
Buenos Aires

BRAZIL 2013-2016
Dr Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Júnior
Secretary of Health Surveillance
Ministry of Health
Brasilia

CANADA 2015-2018
Mr Sylvain Segard
Acting Assistant Deputy Minister
Strategic Policy, Planning and International Affairs
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa

CHINA 2014-2017
Ms Zhang Yang
Deputy Director-General
Department of International Cooperation
National Health and Family Planning Commission
Beijing

CONGO 2015-2018
Professeur Alexis Elira Dokekias
Directeur général des Hôpitaux et de l’Organisation des Soins
Ministère de la Santé et de la Population
Brazzaville

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2013-2016
Mr KIM Chang Min
Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative
Geneva

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 2014-2017
Dr Mukengeshayi Kupa
Secrétaire général à la Santé
Ministère de la Santé publique
Kinshasa

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2015-2018
Dr. Nelson Antonio Rodríguez Monegro
Viceministro de Salud Pública
Santo Domingo

EGYPT 2013-2016
Professor Adel Al-Adawy
Minister of Health and Population
Cairo

ERITREA 2014-2017
Mr Berhane Ghebretinsae Ghilagaber
Director-General
Department of Health Services
Ministry of Health
Asmara

FRANCE 2015-2018
Professeur Benoit Vallet
Directeur général de la Santé
Ministère des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des Femmes
Paris

GAMBIA 2014-2017
Mr Omar Sey
Minister of Health and Social Welfare
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Banjul

JAPAN 2013-2016
Dr Shigeru Omi
Special Assistant for International Affairs to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Tokyo

JORDAN 2015-2018
Dr Ali Hyasat
Minister of Health
Amman

KAZAKHSTAN 2015-2018
Professor Maksut Kulzhanov
Kazakhstan School of Public Health
Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development
President of the Medical Chamber of Kazakhstan
Astana

KUWAIT 2014-2017
Dr Ali Saad Al-Obaidi
Minister of Health
Ministry of Health
Kuwait City

LIBERIA 2014-2017
Dr Walter T. Gwenigale
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Monrovia

MALTA 2015-2018
Dr Raymond Busuttil
Consultant in Public Health
Valletta

NAMIBIA 2013-2016
Dr Bernard S. Haufiku
Minister of Health and Social Services
Winhoek

NEPAL 2014-2017
Mr Khaga Raj Adhikari
Minister for Health and Population
Ministry of Health and Population
Kathmandu

NEW ZEALAND 2015-2018
Dr Stewart Jessamine
Director, Public Health
Ministry of Health
Wellington

PAKISTAN 2015-2018
Dr Assad Hafeez
Director General Health
Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Islamabad

PHILIPPINES 2015-2018
Dr Janette Loreto Garin
Secretary of Health (Minister)
Manila

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2013-2016
Dr Jeon Man-Bok
Vice President for External Relation & Cooperation
Catholic Kwandong University

RUSSIAN FEDERATION 2014-2017
Ms Veronika Igorevna Skvortsova
Minister of Health
Ministry of Health
Moscow

SAUDI ARABIA 2013-2016
Dr Abdulla bin Mifreh Assiri
Assistant Deputy Minister for Preventive Health
Ministry of Health
Riyadh

SOUTH AFRICA 2013-2016
Ms Precious Matsoso
Director-General of Health
Ministry of Health
Pretoria

SURINAME 2013-2016
Dr Marthelise Eersel
Director of Health
Ministry of Health
Paramaribo

SWEDEN 2015-2018
Dr Lars-Erik Holm
Director-General
National Board of Health and Welfare
Stockholm

THAILAND 2015-2018
Professor Rajata Rajatanavin
Minister of Health
Ministry of Health
Bangkok

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND 2014-2017
Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health
London

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2014-2017
Dr Thomas Frieden
Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta

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