New Chair-Elect for the Alliance Board

21 December 2010 | Geneva – The Global Health Workforce Alliance has selected Dr Masato Mugitani as its chair-elect.

Dr Mugitani, is presently working as the Assistant Minister for Global Health at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan.

Dr Mugitani is a medical doctor with professional and profound engagement in the global health, pandemic influenza response, cancer policies, medical systems and public health policies at global, regional and national level.

He will take over from current chair, Dr Sigrun Møgedal, of the Norwegian Government, following the Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, to be held in Bangkok, in January 2011.