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Composition of the Board 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.

AFRICA

BENIN (2017-2020)
Docteur Codjo Didier Agossadou
Secrétaire général, Ministère de la Santé
Porto Novo

BURKINA FASO (2019-2022)
Professeur Adama Traore
Professeur agrégé en dermatologie
Ouagadougou

ESWATINI (2017-2020)
Dr Simon Mfanzile Zwane
Principal Secretary
Ministry of Health
Lobamba

GABON (2018-2021)
M. Martin Essono Ndoutoumou
Directeur général de la Planification des Infrastructures sanitaires et des équipements
Ministère de la Santé
Libreville

KENYA (2019-2022)
Dr J. Wekesa Masasabi
Acting Director General for Health, Ministry of Health
Nairobi

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA (2017-2020)
Dr Zainab A.S. Chaula
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children
Dodoma

ZAMBIA (2017-2020)
Dr Kennedy Malama
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
Lusaka

AMERICAS

ARGENTINA (2019-2022)
Sra. Jorgelina Costanzi
Directora Nacional de Relaciones Sanitarias Internacionales
Secretaría de Gobierno
Buenos Aires

BRAZIL (2017-2020)
Mrs Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo
Ambassador, Permanent Representative
Geneva

CHILE (2018-2021)
Mr Emilio Santelices Cuevas
Minister of Health
Santiago

GRENADA (2019-2022)
Mr Nickolas Steele
Minister for Health, Social Security and International Business
Saint George’s

GUYANA (2019-2022)
Ms Volda Lawerence
Minister of Public Health
Georgetown

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (2018-2021)
To be communicated

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

BANGLADESH (2019-2022)
Mr Zahid Maleque
Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Dhaka

INDONESIA (2018-2021)
Professor Dr Nila Farid Moeloek
Jakarta

SRI LANKA (2017-2020)
Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi
Minister of Health and Indigenous Medical Services
Colombo

EUROPE

AUSTRIA (2019-2022)
Dr Clemens Martin Auer
Special Envoy for Health, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Vienna

FINLAND (2018-2021)
Dr Päivi Sillanaukee
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Helsinki

GEORGIA (2017-2020)
Ms Tamar Gabunia
First Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs
Tbilisi

GERMANY (2018-2021)
Mr Björn Kümmel
Deputy Head of Division Global Health
Federal Ministry of Health
Berlin

ISRAEL (2018-2021)
Professor Itamar Grotto
Associate Director General
Ministry of Health
Jerusalem

ITALY (2017-2020)
Professor Gualtiero Ricciardi
President, Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome

ROMANIA (2018-2021)
Professor Alexandru Rafila
Personal Adviser for Health Policies of the Minister
Ministry of Health
Bucharest

TAJIKISTAN (2019-2022)
Professor Salomuddin Yusufi
Vice-Principal of Scientific Affairs, Tajik State Medical University
Dushanbe

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

DJIBOUTI (2018-2021)
Dr Saleh Banoita Tourab
Inspecteur général des Services de Santé
Ministère de la Santé
Djibouti

IRAQ (2017-2020)
Dr Jaffar Sadiq Allawi
Minister of Health and Environment
Baghdad

SUDAN (2018-2021)
Dr Akram Ali Al Tom
Federal Minister of Health
Khartoum

TUNISIA (2019-2022)
Docteur Sonia Ben Cheikh
Ministre de la Santé
Tunis

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2019-2022)
Mr Abdulrahman Al Owais
Minister of Health and Prevention
Abu Dhabi

WESTERN PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA (2018-2021)
Ms Glenys Beauchamp
Secretary, Department of Health
Canberra

CHINA (2018-2021)
Ms Zhang Yang
Director General, Department of International Cooperation
National Health Commission
Beijing

JAPAN (2017-2020)
Dr Hiroki Nakatani
Advisor for International Affairs to the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare
Tokyo

SINGAPORE (2019-2022)
Dr Lam Pin Min
Senior Minister of State for Health and Transport
Singapore

TONGA (2019-2022)
Dr Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu
Minister for Health and Public Enterprises
Nuku’alofa

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