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Director-General announces new appointment

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan today announced the appointment of Dr Carissa F. Etienne to the post of Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services.

Dr Etienne, from Dominica, will take up her position 1 February 2008. Since July 2003, she has been Assistant Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and of the WHO Regional Office for the Americas.

The Health Systems and Services cluster includes the departments of Essential Health Technologies, Medicines Policy and Standards, Health Systems Financing, Human Resources for Health, Health Policy, Development and Services, and the department of Technical Cooperation for Essential Drugs and Traditional Medicine.

For more information contact:

Emma Ross
Department of Communications
WHO, Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 1492
Mobile: +41 79 475 5534
E-mail: rosse@who.int

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