[Ip-health] Dr. Tedros announces new leadership team at WHO Headquarters

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Tue Oct 3 03:09:31 PDT 2017


http://www.who.int/dg/leadership-team/en/

WHO Headquarters Leadership TeamDeputy Directors-General
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General for Programmes (DDP)

Dr Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director General for
Programmes (DDP). A pediatrician from India and a globally recognized
researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of
experience in clinical care and research and has worked throughout her
career to translate research into impactful programmes.
Jane Ellison, Deputy Director General for Corporate Operations (DDC)

Jane Ellison has been appointed Deputy Director General for Corporate
Operations. From the United Kingdom (UK), she has more than 30 years of
experience in politics, commerce and change management in both the public
and private sectors.

   - More on the Deputy Directors-General
   <http://www.who.int/entity/dg/ddg/en/index.html>

Executive Directors
Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director of Health Emergencies Programme

Dr Peter Salama, a medical epidemiologist from Australia, has served as
Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme since 2016. Before
joining WHO, Dr. Salama was UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East
and North Africa.

   - More on the Executive Director of Health Emergencies Programme
   <http://www.who.int/entity/dg/executive-director/en/index.html>

Assistant Directors-General
Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, Chef de Cabinet

Dr Bernhard Schwartländer of Germany has been appointed Chef de Cabinet.
Since 2013, Dr. Schwartländer has served as WHO’s representative in the
People’s Republic of China.
Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director General for Universal Health Coverage
and Health Systems Cluster (UHC)

Dr Naoko Yamamoto has been appointed Assistant Director General for
Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems. Dr. Yamamoto brings nearly 30
years of experience working on health in Japan and most recently served as
Senior Assistant Minister for Global Heath in Japan’s Ministry of Health,
Labour and Welfare.
Professor Lubna A. Al-Ansary, Assistant Director General for Metrics and
Measurement

Professor Lubna A. Al-Ansary from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has
been appointed Assistant Director General for Metrics and Measurement.
Well-known for her extensive experience promoting and supporting
evidence-based health care in Gulf countries, Professor Al-Ansary is a
Professor of Family Medicine at the College of Medicine and head of the
Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee at King Saud University (KSU).
Dr Svetlana Akselrod, Assistant Director General for Non-Communicable
Diseases and Mental Health

Dr Svetlana Akselrod from the Russian Federation has been appointed
Assistant Director General for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health.
She brings more than 15 years of experience in public health coordination
and global health diplomacy.
Ambassador Michèle Boccoz, Assistant Director General for External
Relations (EXR)

Michèle Boccoz has been appointed Assistant Director General for External
Relations. An experienced diplomat from France, she has served as the
French Government’s Ambassador for the fight against HIV/AIDS and
communicable diseases since 2016.
Dr Ranieri Guerra, Assistant Director General for Special Initiatives

Dr Ranieri Guerra has been appointed Assistant Director General for Special
Initiatives. A physician from Italy, he has more than 30 years of public
health experience.
Dr Ren Minghui, Assistant Director General for Communicable Diseases

Dr Ren Minghui has served as WHO Assistant Director General for HIV/AIDS,
Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases since January 2016
and is continuing this work under his new title Assistant Director General
for Communicable Diseases.
Dr Mariângela Batista Galvão Simão, Assistant Director General for Drug
Access, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals (DAP)

Dr Mariângela Batista Galvão Simão from Brazil has been appointed Assistant
Director General for Drug Access, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals. Most
recently, she was Director of Community Support, Social Justice and
Inclusion at UNAIDS.
Dr Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela, Assistant Director General for
Family, Women, Children and Adolescents

Dr Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela has been appointed Assistant Director
General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents. Dr. Simelela has more
than 30 years of experience as an obstetrician, academic, advocate and
government official.
Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director General for General Management

Stewart Simonson has been appointed Assistant Director General for General
Management. He brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate
governance, risk management and administration that spans across the
government, non-governmental and private sectors.
Dr Joy St John, Assistant Director General for Climate and Other
Determinants of Health

Dr Joy St John of Barbados has been appointed Assistant Director General
for Climate and Other Determinants of Health. She brings more than 20 years
of experience in public health management and health diplomacy, including
serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Barbados for more than 10 years.


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*From:* Director-General
*Sent:* 03 October 2017 11:56
*Subject:* Message from Dr Tedros to all staff: Senior Leadership Team



Dear Colleagues,



Today, I am proud to announce my senior leadership team, which will help me
lead the World Health Organization (WHO) as we work to ensure everyone can
live a healthy, productive life. The new team includes former Ministers of
Health, some of the world’s leading physicians, scientists and researchers,
and programmatic experts in universal health coverage, health emergencies,
communicable and non-communicable diseases, climate and environmental
health, and women’s, adolescent and child health. Individually and
collectively, they have a wealth of experience across government, private
sector, multilateral, civil society and academic organizations. The team
also represents 14 countries, including all WHO regions, and is more than
60% women, reflecting my deep-held belief that we need top talent, gender
equity and a geographically diverse set of perspectives to fulfil our
mission to keep the world safe.



Dr. Soumya Swaminathan will be Deputy Director General for Programmes (DDP)
and Jane Ellison will be Deputy Director General for Corporate Operations
(DDC).



Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has more than 30 years of experience in clinical
care, research and translating those findings into programs. She most
recently served as Secretary of the Department of Health Research in India
and as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research. Jane
Ellison brings with her more than 30 years of experience in government,
commerce and change management. Most recently, she was the Special
Parliamentary Adviser to the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer. She also
served as the UK’s Public Health Minister from 2014 to 2016.



In addition, Dr. Peter Salama will remain in his role as the Executive
Director of the Health Emergencies Programme.

The Assistant Director General appointees are:

·         Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, Chef de Cabinet

·         Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director General for Universal
Health Coverage and Health Systems Cluster

·         Professor Lubna A. Al-Ansary, Assistant Director General for
Metrics and Measurement

·         Dr. Svetlana Akselrod, Assistant Director General for
Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health

·         Ambassador Michèle Boccoz, Assistant Director General for
External Relations

·         Dr. Ranieri Guerra, Assistant Director General for Special
Initiatives

·         Dr. Ren Minghui, Assistant Director General for Communicable
Diseases

·         Dr. Mariângela Batista Galvão Simão, Assistant Director General
for Drug Access, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals

·         Dr. Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela, Assistant Director General
for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents

·         Mr Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director General for General
Management

·         Dr. Joy St John, Assistant Director General for Climate and Other
Determinants of Health

All of these appointees will be transitioning into their new roles over the
next several weeks. Additional details are available at
http://www.who.int/dg/leadership-team/en/



I am thrilled to welcome this group of diverse, talented global health
leaders to WHO and am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside them
to ensure health for all. I also would like to acknowledge the work of my
transition team, chaired by Dr. Senait Fisseha, which has been instrumental
not only in helping me seamlessly move into the Director General role, but
also in putting together this leadership team.



Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus




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