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ِAla Alwan elected as a member of ExDir Nomination Committee

10 May 2017   09:50   news   824 visit   0 comments

Dr. Ala Alwan the EM Regional Director Emeritus of WHO has been elected by the board of the Global Fund as a member of Executive Director Nomination Committee to find the best candidates for this position.

Dr. Alwan is a uniquely qualified public health professional with accomplishments as a distinguished professor and medical school dean; in-country leadership as Minister of Health, and Minister of Education between 2003 and 2005; and over the past 24 years in the World Health Organization (WHO), as Head of WHO Country Offices, Director of key public health programs, Assistant Director-General at WHO headquarters, and  Regional Director for the Middle East (EMRO), with a distinguished track record in  improving prevention and response to noncommunicable diseases, mental health disorders, health security threats,  health emergencies and crises management, environmental health threats, violence, road safety, and nutritional challenges.

He is now living in Geneva and is a professor of global health at the university of washington and honorary professor at oxford university and Imperial college of London.

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