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Executive Board members
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.
AUSTRALIA (2018-2021)
Ms Glenys Beauchamp
Secretary, Department of Health
Canberra

ALGERIA (2016-2019)
Professeur Mohammed L’Hadj
Directeur général des Services de Santé et de la Réforme hospitalière
Ministère de la Santé, de la Population et de la Réforme hospitalière
Alger

BAHRAIN (2016-2019)
Ms Faiqa bint Saaed Al Saleh
Minister of Health
Manama

BENIN (2017-2020)
Dr Codjo Didier Agossadou
Secrétaire général, Ministère de la Santé
Cotonou

BHUTAN (2016-2019)
Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk
Minister of Health
Thimphu

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

BURUNDI (2016-2019)
Dr Thaddée Ndikumana
Ministre de la Santé publique et de la Lutte contre le Sida
Bujumbura

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

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

COLOMBIA (2016-2019)
Sr. Ivan Darío González Ortiz
Viceministro de Salud Pública y Prestación de Servicios
Bogotá

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

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

FIJI (2016-2019)
Ms Rosy Sofia Akbar
Minister of Health and Medical Services
Suva

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

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

GEORGIA (2017-2020)
Mr David Sergeenko
Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs
Tbilisi

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

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

IRAQ (2017-2020)
Dr Ala Alwan
Minister of Health and Environment
Baghdad

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

ITALY (2017-2020)
Professor Gualtiero Ricciardi
President, Italian “Istuto Superiore di Sanità”
Rome

JAMAICA (2016-2019)
Dr Christopher Tufton
Minister of Health
Kingston

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

LIBYA (2016-2019)
Mr Omar Bashir Al-Taher Mohammed
Minister of Health
Tripoli

MEXICO (2016-2019)
Sra. Hilda Dávila Chávez
Directora General de Relaciones Internacionales de la Secretaría de Salud
Mexico City

NETHERLANDS (2016-2019)
Mr Herbert Barnard
Director, Department of International Affairs, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
The Hague

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

SRI LANKA (2017-2020)
Dr Rajitha Senaratne
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Colombo

SUDAN (2018-2021)
Mr Bahar Idriss Abugarda
Khartoum

TURKEY (2016-2019)
Dr Bekir Keskinkiliç
Vice President
Public Health Institute of Turkey
Ankara

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA (2017-2020)
Dr Mpoki M. Ulisubisya
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children
Dodoma

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

VIET NAM (2016-2019)
Dr Nguyen Thi Kim Tien
Minister of Health
Hanoi

ZAMBIA (2017-2020)
Dr Jabbin Mulwanda
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
Lusaka

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