Regional Director

Since taking up her post as WHO Regional Director for Europe on 1 February 2010, Zsuzsanna Jakab has engaged at first hand with many partners and Member States, making progress on a joint health agenda for the WHO European Region. Her travels and activities offer insight into the many and varied duties of a WHO regional director.

Regional Director's biography

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Health is central to climate change action

"Climate change has a serious adverse impact on human health, economic prosperity, political stability and societal productivity, and Europe is not spared," said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in her opening address at the 'Health Central to Climate Change Action' event in Paris on 9 December 2015.

Election of Regional Director 2014