16 February 2018

Africa: WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs

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Members of the new World Health Organization Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs:


Sauli Niinistö

Maithripala Sirisena
Sri Lanka

Tabaré Vázquez

Veronika Skvortsova
Minister of Healthcare
Russian Federation

Sania Nishtar
Former Federal Minister
Founding President, Heartfile


Adolfo Rubinstein
Minister of Health

Festus Gontebanye Mogae
Former President
Former Co-Chair of the UNSG-appointed High-level Panel on Access to Medicine

Michelle Bachelet

Pirkko Mattila
Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Seyyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi
Minister of Health and Medical Education
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

José Narro Robles
Minister of Health

Graça Machel
UNSG-appointed SDG Advocate

Adboulaye Diouf Sarr
Minister of Health and Social Care

Gan Kim Young
Minister for Health

Saia Ma'u Piukala
Minister of Health

Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais
Minister of Health and Prevention
United Arab Emirates

Eric Hargen,
Deputy Secretary of HHS
United States of America

Sir George Alleyne
Director Emeritus PAHO (1995-2003)
Former UNSG's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

Ala Alwan
Regional Director Emeritus WHO/EMRO
Former WHO Assistant Director-General for NCDs and Mental Health

Arnaud Bernaert
Head, Global Health and Healthcare
World Economic Forum

Michael Bloomberg
Founder, Bloomberg Philanthropies
WHO Global Ambassador for NCDs and Injuries

Katie Dain
CEO, NCD Alliance
Co-Chair, WHO Civil Society Working Group for the third High-level Meeting on NCDs

Tom Frieden
President and CEO, Resolve, Vital Strategies
Former Director US/CDC

Vikram Harshad Patel
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Annette Kennedy
International Council of Nurses

Ilona Kickbusch
Director, Global Health Institute
Graduate Institute

Jack Ma
Founder and Executive Chairman
Alibaba Group
UNSG-appointed SDG Advocate


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