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Dr Paul-Samson Lusamba-DikassaDr Paul-Samson Lusamba-Dikassa
Director, Programme Management
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Dr Paul-Samson Lusamba-Dikassa has been the Director, Programme Management, at WHO Regional Office for Africa since April 2005. He joined WHO/AFRO as an epidemiologist and a Public Health specialist in 1996. From 2000 to 2005, Dr Lusamba-Dikassa was the WHO Regional Adviser for Communicable Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Response. He has also served as the Chairman of WHO Regional Board of Appeal from 2001 to 2003.

Prior to joining WHO, Dr Lusamba-Dikassa served in Public Health and in academia in his home country for 20 years. Among others, he was a Professor of Public Health at the University of Kinshasa from 1989 to 1994. He became the Director of the School of Public Health and Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the same University in 1995.

Dr Lusamba-Dikassa holds the degrees of Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Epidemiology).