Dr Mahmoud Fikri
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Organization extends its sincere condolences to Dr Fikri’s family and his colleagues and friends throughout WHO and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Dr Fikri assumed his duties as Regional Director on 1 February 2017. He was on his way to attend the WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Montevideo, Uruguay when he died.
Dr Fikri had previously served as Adviser to the Minister of Health of United Arab Emirates, and had been a prominent regional public health figure for many years.