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. Ushio

Dr Mitsuhiro Ushio

(Government of Japan)

Board Members (as of February 2015)

Host-WHO / Headquarters

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

Government Regions

2 - Dr Martinho Dgedge, MoH Mozambique
3 - Vacant
4 - Vacant
5 - Vacant
6 - Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti - Ministry of Health Indonesia
7 - Dr Kenneth Ronquillo, Ministry of Health, Philippines (TBC)

Inter Governmental

8 - World Bank
Dr Timothy Evans
Alternate: Dr Akiko Maeda
9 - African Development Bank: Mr Mohamed Youssouf
Alternate: Ms Muteta Nzau
10 - International Labour Organization: Dr Xenia Scheil-Adlung
Alternate: Ms Christiane Wiskow

Global Health Initiatives

11 - USAID, Dr Ariel Pablos-Méndez
Alternate : Dr Estelle Quain
12 - Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Dr Viviana Mangiaterra
Alternate: Dr George Shakarishvili

Donors/ Foundation

13 - Japan - Dr Mitsuhiro Ushio, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
(GHWA Board Chair)
14 - Irish Aid: Dr David Weakliam
Alternate: Ms Lorraine Gallagher

Non-Governmental Organizations

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

Professional Association

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

Private Sector / Research / Accrediting / Academia

19 - Ms Margaret Murphy – (patient safety expert)
20 - Vacant

Health Worker seat - endorsed at the 12th Board Meeting

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

Associate Members

22 - France - Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Alternate Ministry of Health
23 - NORAD, Ms Lene Lothe
24 - Brazil – Alexandre Medeiros de Figueiredo (Ministry of Health Brazil)
Alternate : Iara Cremonesi Endo (Ministry of Health Brazil)
25 - DFID: Dr Damon Bristow
Alternate: Dr Nick Tomlinson

Executive Director GHWA

26 - 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)

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)