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Alliance Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Global Health Workforce Alliance is located at WHO headquarters in Geneva. Secretariat staff members are either recruited through WHO procedures or seconded by The Alliance partners.

The Secretariat's task is to implement the work plan of the Alliance, as determined by the Board. From its inception, until early 2008, Francis Omaswa was the Executive Director of The Alliance and head of the WHO/Geneva-based Secretariat. He was succeeded in 2008 by Former WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Mubashar Sheikh, from Pakistan. In 2013, Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization, took over the position of Executive Director a.i.

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell, EXD

Executive Director

Dr Giorgio Cometto

Adviser to Executive Director

Ms Romana Rauf

Programme Manager

Mr Shinjiro Nozaki

External Relations Officer

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Afzal

Technical Officer

Ms Sonali Reddy

Communications Officer

Ms Concepta Ongaro


Previous Executive Directors

Dr Marie-Paule Kieny

EXD a.i. (May 2013- June 2014)

Dr Mubashar Sheikh

(May 2008-May 2013)

Dr Francis OMASWA

Dr Francis Omaswa

(May 2006-April 2008)