Dr Matshidiso Moeti is the WHO Regional Director for Africa. Dr Moeti is a public health veteran, with more than 35 years of national and international experience. She is the first woman to serve as the WHO Regional Director for Africa. Dr Ala Alwan is the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. Before assuming this role, Dr Alwan was the Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at WHO Headquarters, and Assistant Director-General for Health Action in Crises. Dr Alwan was also Minister of Education, and Minister of Health in the Government of Iraq.
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