WHO makes new executive board appointments
This article was originally published in Scrip
The World Health Organization (WHO) has made one new and one renewed appointment to its executive board: Zsuzsanna Jakab has been named WHO regional director for Europe, while Dr Luis Gomes Sambo has been re-appointed WHO regional director for Africa. Mrs Jakab, who was previously director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, succeeds Dr Marc Danzon, who has served as European regional director for the past 10 years. Dr Sambo first took the role as regional director for Africa in 2005; before that he held a number of health-based roles in Angola, including vice-minister of health, director of health service in the Cabinda province and director of international co-operation at the ministry of health in Luanda.