Regional Director (RD)


rd-off-phDr Luis Gomes Sambo, of Angola, was unanimously re-elected by the 59th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee (RC) for Africa as WHO Regional Director for Africa. The 126th session of the WHO Executive Board (EB) re-appointed him to serve a second five-year term from 1 February 2010. His first mandate was from 1 February 2005 to 31 January 2010.

He qualified as a medical doctor from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Angola and obtained a Diploma of specialist in Public Health from the Portuguese Medical Association. He holds a PhD degree in Management from the University of Hull, UK.Complete biography.

"I believe that if WHO funding was more flexible and predictable, we could address health issues in a more holistic manner using systems approach and providing a more efficient support to Member States “.
Dr Luís Gomes Sambo - Excerpt from inaugural speech as the WHO Regional Director for Africa

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