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Hans Kluge Becomes WHO’s Regional Director for Europe

This week, Belgian doctor Hans Kluge has taken office as the WHO’s European regional director for the next five years, replacing Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, now the agency’s deputy director-general.Hans Kluge Becomes WHO's Regional Director for Europe

Dr. Kluge will manage the global work on health across the 53 nations of the WHO European area, replacing the temporary director Dr. Piroska Östlin.

On February 3, the WHO’s executive panel appointed Dr. Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as regional director for Africa.

Dr. Kluge, who has more than 25 years of experience in public health, was leading the Department of Health Systems and Public Health at the WHO’s European workplace.

In October 2019, the WHO set up the first meeting of a technical advisory panel that will aim to assist nations all over the world, and their citizens benefited from the use of digital health tools.

“WHO’s aim is to ensure digital technologies for well being are safe, and that confirmed tools reach everybody, in every single place,” stated on time Bernardo Mariano, director of WHO’s division of digital well-being and innovation.

Dr. Indra Joshi, chief of digital health and AI for NHSX, and Hal Wolf, president, and chief of Healthcare IT News parent organization HIMSS, are two of the group’s members, which brings together 20 experts in the area.

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