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WHO Executive Board appoints Dr Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa
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GENEVA, 27 January 2015  -- The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session, has appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti as the new Regional Director for WHO's Africa Region. Dr Moeti was nominated Regional Director by the health ministers of the 47 Member States of the WHO African Region at the annual Regional Committee for Africa in Cotonou, Benin, in November 2014. Dr Moeti will take up her appointment for a five-year term on 1 February 2015, succeeding Dr Luis Gomes Sambo who has served as Regional Director for the past 10 years.

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