Director-General

Dr Luis Sambo

WHO Regional Director for Africa

Dr Louis Sambo

Dr Luis Gomes Sambo, from Angola, was elected as WHO Regional Director for Africa on 1 February 2005.

Dr Sambo's priority areas of work in the African Region are as follows:

  • continued focus on WHO’s leadership role in the provision of normative and policy guidance as well as strengthening partnerships and harmonization;
  • supporting the strengthening of health systems based on the primary health care approach;
  • putting the health of mothers and children first;
  • accelerated actions on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis;
  • intensifying the prevention and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases;
  • accelerating response to the determinants of health.
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