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Candidates announced for next WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific

News 27 Aug 2018

The list of candidates for the next Regional Director of the Western Pacific was sent this week by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to all Members of WHO’s Western Pacific Region.

The candidates are as follows:

  • Dr Narimah Awin, proposed by Malaysia
  • Dr Takeshi Kasai, proposed by Japan
  • Dr Susan Mercado, proposed by the Philippines
  • Dr Colin Tukuitonga, proposed by New Zealand

The nomination will take place during the Sixty-ninth session of the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 8-12 October in Manila, Philippines. There are 30 Members of the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific eligible to vote in the election.*

The nominated candidate’s name will be submitted for appointment to the 114th session of the WHO Executive Board in January 2019. The new Regional Director will take office on 1 February 2019 for a 5 year term.

For more information on the election process and candidates, click here

Source: World Health Organization