Dr Ahmed al-Mandhari

Dr Ahmed al-Mandhari

Dr Ahmed al-Mandhari from Oman was appointed as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean by WHO’s Executive Board at its 143rd session and assumed office on 1 June 2018. In his acceptance speech to the Executive Board, Dr al-Mandhari noted that the region was facing major challenges caused by natural and manmade crises and sociopolitical and economic instability. He identified the main public health priorities as health emergencies including disease outbreaks, communicable and non-communicable diseases, health system strengthening, and maternal and child health.