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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

CAMEROON (2023-2026)
Dr Malachie Manaouda
Ministre de la Santé publique
Yaoundé

COMOROS (2023-2026)
Dr Said Anli Aboubacar
Secrétaire général, Ministère de la Santé, de la Solidarité, de la Protection sociale et de la Promotion du Genre
Moroni

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

LESOTHO (2023-2026)
Dr Nyane Letsie
Director General of Health Services
Ministry of Health
Maseru

RWANDA (2021-2024)
Dr Sabin Nsanzimana
Minister of Health
Kigali

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

TOGO (2023-2026)
Dr Yawa Djatugbé Apétsianyi
Directrice générale des Etudes, de la Planification et de l’Information sanitaire
Ministère de la Santé
Lomé

AMERICAS

BARBADOS (2023-2026)
Dr Jerome X. Walcott
Minister of Health and Wellness, and Senior Minister coordinating Social and Environmental Policy
Ministry of Health and Wellness
Bridgetown

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

CANADA (2022-2025)
Ms Christine Harmston
Director General
Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa

PARAGUAY (2021-2024)
Dra. Maria Teresa Barán Wasilchuk
Ministra de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social
Asuncion

PERU (2021-2024)
Dr. Eric Peña Sánchez
Viceministro de Salud Pública
Lima

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

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (2023-2026)
Dr Jong Min Pak
Director, Department of External Affairs
Ministry of Public Health
Pyongyang

MALDIVES (2022-2025)
Dr Abdulla Khaleel
Minister of Health
Malé

TIMOR-LESTE (2021-2024)
Dra. Élia A.A. dos Reis Amaral
Minister of Health
Dili

EUROPE

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

DENMARK (2021-2024)
Dr Jonas Egebart
Director-General, Danish Health Authority
Copenhagen

FRANCE (2021-2024)
Dr Grégory Emery
Directeur général de la Santé
Ministère de la Santé et de la Prévention
Paris

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

SLOVAKIA (2022-2025)
Professor Jozef Šuvada
Ambassador of the Slovak Republic for Global Health
Bratislava

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

SWITZERLAND (2023-2026)
Mme Nora Kronig Romero
Ambassadeur, Vice-directrice et Cheffe, Division des Affaires internationales
Office fédéral de la Santé publique
Berne

UKRAINE (2023-2026)
Dr Viktor Liashko
Minister of Health
Kiev

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

QATAR (2023-2026)
Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari
Minister of Public Health
Ministère de la Santé
Doha

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

WESTERN PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA (2023-2026)
Mr Blair Exell
Deputy Secretary, Health Strategy, First Nations and Sport Group, Department of Health and Aged Care
Canberra

CHINA (2022-2025)
Mr Li Mingzhu
Commissioner, 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 Yasuhiro Suzuki
Advisor for International Affairs to the
Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Tokyo

MALAYSIA (2021-2024)
Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad
Minister of Health
Putrajaya

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