Alliance Board

The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance is composed of a selection of the key stakeholders in human resources for health, as well as funders of The Alliance' activities. Board meetings occur twice a year.

Board Chair

Dr David Weakliam

(Health Service Executive, Ireland)

Board Members (as of February 2016)

Host-WHO / Headquarters

Dr Marie Paule Kieny / ADG Health Systems and Innovation, WHO
Alternate: Dr Ruediger Krech, Director, ADG Office, WHO

Government Regions

WHO / AFRO
Dr Martinho Dgedge, MoH Mozambique
WHO / SEARO
Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti - Ministry of Health Indonesia

Inter Governmental

World Bank:Dr Timothy Evans
Alternate: Dr Akiko Maeda
International Labour Organization: Dr Xenia Scheil-Adlung
Alternate: Ms Christiane Wiskow

Global Health Initiatives

USAID, Dr Ariel Pablos-Méndez
Alternate : Dr Diana Frymus
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Dr Viviana Mangiaterra
Alternate: Dr George Shakarishvili

Donors/ Foundation

Irish Aid: Dr David Weakliam (Board Chair)
Alternate: Ms Lorraine Gallagher

Non-Governmental Organizations

NGO (North)
Save the Children UK: Dr Simon Wright
Alternate: Thomas Schwartz (Medicus Mundi)
NGO (South)
AMREF Headquarters: Dr Peter Ngatia
Alternate: Dr Nzomo Mwita

Professional Associations

International Confederation of Midwives: Ms Frances Ganges
Alternate: Ms Frances Day-Stirk
World Health Professional Alliance: Dr Otmar Kloiber
Alternate:Dr Luc Besançon

Private Sector / Research / Accrediting / Academia

Ms Margaret Murphy – (patient safety expert)

Health Worker seat - endorsed at the 12th Board Meeting

Dr Haruna Lule, Gombe Hospital, Uganda) (3rd Global Forum Health Worker awardee)

Associate Members

France - Ministry of Foreign Affairs:Dr Mariam Diallo
Alternate: Ministry of Health - Dr Juliette Daeschler
NORAD: Dr Marianne Monclair
Alternate: Dr Arne-Petter Sanne
Brazil Ministry of Health Brazil: Alexandre Medeiros de Figueiredo
Alternate : Iara Cremonesi Endo (Ministry of Health Brazil)
DFID: Dr Nicola Watt
Alternate: Dr Nick Tomlinson

Executive Director GHWA

James Campbell


Previous Board Chairs

Dr Lincoln Chen (Global Equity Initiative)

(May 2006-April 2008)

Dr Sigrun Møgedal (Government of Norway)

(May 2008-January 2011)

Dr Masato Mugitani (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan)

(January 2011 – May 2013)

Dr. Misuhiro Ushio

(June 2013 – October 2015)

Previous Board Members

  • Ms. Kathy Cahill (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Dr Eric Friedman (Physicians for Human Rights)
  • Ambassador Eric Goosby (PEPFAR)
  • Dr Marie-Odile Waty (Government of France)
  • Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert (Government of Thailand / AAAH)
  • Professor Miriam K. Were (AMREF)
  • Professor Ernest Aryeetey (University of Ghana)
  • Professor Eric Buch (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Dr Fernando Menezes (Government of Brazil)
  • Dr Francisco de Campos(Government of Brazil)
  • Ms Susan Chandler (DFID)
  • Mr Bjarne Garden (Government of Norway)
  • Ms Helga Fogstad (Government of Norway)
  • Dr Li Guoqin (Government of China)
  • Mr Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens (Govt of France)
  • Dr Agnes Soucat (African Development Bank)
  • Professor Srinath K. Reddy (Public Health Foundation of India)
  • Dr Martinho Dgedge (Government of Mozambique)