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WHO recommits to ending preventable maternal and child deaths in Somalia

25 August 2014 – WHO's Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ala Alwan, concluded a visit to Mogadishu this week, where he launched together with the Somali Government and...

18 August, 2014, Erbil - Humanitarian health services in Iraq have received a much-needed boost through a $US 50 million grant provided by Saudi Arabia to WHO for its response...

Urgently needed health supplies arrive in Gaza

Gaza, 18 August 2014 – The World Health Organization has been providing medicines and medical supplies to the Palestinian Ministry of Health to fill critical shortages in hospitals in the...

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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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