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Expert teams deployed to 13 countries to assess national preparedness and response to Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Expert teams deployed to 13 countries to assess national preparedness and response to Ebola virus disease 4 November 2014 -- In the context of the collective efforts of WHO and Member...

22 October 2014, Tunis -- The 61st session of the Regional Committee concludes its meetings in Tunis, Tunisia today, adopting a number new health initiatives, action plans and resolutions. Nearly...

21 October 2014, Tunis – A panel discussion on the prevention of noncommunicable diseases has been held during the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean. During the panel, Dr...

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Dr Ala Alwan Regional Director for the Eastern MediterraneanDr Ala Alwan was appointed Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean by the WHO Executive Board in January 2012. Prior to assuming his position as Regional Director, Dr Alwan was Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at WHO headquarters in Geneva, where he led the work by WHO that resulted in the adoption of the Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2011.

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