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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

BOTSWANA (2020-2023)
Dr Edwin Dikoloti
Minister of Health and Wellness
Gaborone

ETHIOPIA (2022-2025)
Dr Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin
Minister of Health
Addis Abeba

GHANA (2020-2023)
Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu
Minister for Health
Accra

GUINEA-BISSAU (2020-2023)
Dr Agostinha Mbarco Ndumba
Director General, Prevention and Health Promotion
Ministry of Public Health
Bissau

MADAGASCAR (2020-2023)
Professeur Zely Arivelo Randriamanantany
Ministre de la Santé publique
Antananarivo

RWANDA (2021-2024)
Dr Daniel Ngamije Madandi
Minister of Health
Kigali

SENEGAL (2022-2025)
Docteur Marie Khémesse Ngom Ndiaye
Directeur général de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé et de l’Action sociale
Dakar

AMERICAS

BRAZIL (2022-2025)
Mr Tovar da Silva Nunes
Ambassador, Permanent Representative
Geneva

CANADA (2022-2025)
Mr Michael Pearson
Branch Head, Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio, Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa

COLOMBIA (2020-2023)
Sr. German Escobar Morales
Viceministro de Salud Pública y Prestación de Servicios
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social
Bogota

PARAGUAY (2021-2024)
Dr. Julio César Borba Vargas
Ministro de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social
Asuncion

PERU (2021-2024)
Dr. Jorge Antonio López Peña
Ministro de Salud
Lima

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (2022-2025)
To be communicated
Washington DC

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

INDIA (2020-2023)
Mr Rajesh Bhushan
Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
New Delhi

MALDIVES (2022-2025)
Dr Ahmed Naseem
Minister of Health
Malé

TIMOR-LESTE (2021-2024)
Mr Bonifacio Mau Coli Dos Reis
Vice-Minister of Health
Dili

EUROPE

BELARUS (2021-2024)
Dr Dmitry Leonidovich Pinevich
Minister of Health
Minsk

DENMARK (2021-2024)
Dr Søren Brostrøm
Director-General, Danish Health Authority
Copenhagen

FRANCE (2021-2024)
Professeur Jérôme Salomon
Directeur général de la Santé
Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé
Paris

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA (2022-2025)
Dr Ala Nemerenco
Minister of Health
Chisnau

RUSSIAN FEDERATION (2020-2023)
Mr Mikhail Albertovič Murashko
Minister of Health
Moscow

SLOVAKIA (2022-2025)
Professor Jozef Šuvada
Prime Minister’s Advisor for Health Policy, Advocacy and Science
Bratislava

SLOVENIA (2021-2024)
Ms Kerstin Vesna Petrič (MD)
Director-General of Public Health Directorate
Ministry of Health
Ljubljana

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND (2020-2023)
Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Social Care
London

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

AFGHANISTAN (2021-2024)
Dr Wahid Majrooh
Kabul

MOROCCO (2022-2025)
Dr Abdelkrim Meziane Bellefquih
Secrétaire général, Ministère de la Santé et de la Protection sociale
Rabat

OMAN (2020-2023)
Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi
Muscat

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (2021-2024)
Dr Hassan Mohammad Al Ghabbash
Minister of Health
Damascus

YEMEN (2022-2025)
Dr Qasem Mohammed Buhaibah
Minister of Public Health and Population
Sanaa

WESTERN PACIFIC

CHINA (2022-2025)
Ms Yang Zhang
Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, National Health Commission
Beijing

MICRONESIA (2022-2025)
Mr Marcus Samo
Secretary, Department of Health and Social Affairs
Palikir

JAPAN (2021-2024)
Dr Hiroki Nakatani
Advisor for International Affairs
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Tokyo

MALAYSIA (2021-2024)
Mr Khairy Jamaluddin
Minister of Health
Kuala Lumpur

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (2020-2023)
Mr Kim Ganglip
Minister, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Seoul

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