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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.
ALGERIA (2016-2019)
Professeur Smail Mesbah
Directeur général de la Prévention et de la Promotion de la Santé
Ministère de la Santé
Alger

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

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

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 Josiane Nijimbere
Ministre de la Santé publique et de la Lutte contre le SIDA
Bujumbura

CANADA (2015-2018)
Ms Sarah Lawley
Director General of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) for the Health Portfolio
Ottawa

COLOMBIA (2016-2019)
Dr Luis Fernando Correa Serna
Viceministro de Salud Pública y Prestación de Servicios
Bogotá

CONGO (2015-2018)
Professeur Alexis Elira Dokekias
Directeur général des Hôpitaux et de l’Organisation des Soins
Ministère de la Santé et de la Population
Brazzaville
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (2015-2018)
Dr. Francisco Neftalí Vásquez Bautista
Viceministro de Garantia de la Calidad, Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social
Santo Domingo

FIJI (2016-2019)
Mr Philip Davies
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Medical Services
Suva

FRANCE (2015-2018)
Professeur Benoit Vallet
Directeur général de la Santé
Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé
Paris

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

IRAQ (2017-2020)
Dr Mohammed Jaber Hwoal Al-Taae
Deputy Director, Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health
Baghdad

ITALY (2017-2020)
Dr Raniero Guerra
Director General Preventive Health, Ministry of Health
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

JORDAN (2015-2018)
Dr Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab
Minister of Health
Amman
KAZAKHSTAN (2015-2018)
Professor Maksut Kulzhanov
Kazakhstan School of Public Health
Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development
President of the Medical Chamber of Kazakhstan
Astana

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

MALTA (2015-2018)
Dr Raymond Busuttil
Senior Health Attaché
Permanent Mission
Geneva

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

NEW ZEALAND (2015-2018)
Dr Stewart Jessamine
Director, Protection, Regulation and Assurance
Ministry of Health
Wellington

PAKISTAN (2015-2018)
Dr Assad Hafeez
Director General Health
Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Islamabad

PHILIPPINES (2015-2018)
Dr Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial
Secretary of Health
Manila
SRI LANKA (2017-2020)
Dr Rajitha Senaratne
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Colombo

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

SWEDEN (2015-2018)
Ms Olivia Wigzell
Director-General
National Board of Health and Welfare
Stockholm

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

THAILAND (2015-2018)
Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien
Advisor to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health
Bangkok

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

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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