Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab was WHO Regional Director for Europe from 1 February 2010 until 30 September 2019. She is currently Deputy-Director of WHO, having been appointed to this position by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General in March 2019.
On 17 September 2019, Member States in the WHO European Region nominated Dr Hans Kluge for the position of WHO Regional Director for Europe. Dr Kluge is due to take up his post in early February 2020, subject to approval by WHO’s Executive Board.
During the transition period, Dr Piroska Östlin is WHO Regional Director for Europe ad interim.Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab's biography
Top storyDr Hans Kluge is the nominee for WHO Regional Director for Europe
Dr Hans Kluge was nominated as the new WHO Regional Director for Europe at the annual meeting of the WHO European Region’s governing body, taking place this week in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Day 4 highlights: Regional Director thanks “the strongest minds and warmest hearts in public health”
- WHO/Europe and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies renew commitment to jointly support countries to achieve health for all
- Day 3 highlights: Resolution on accelerating primary health care adopted
PublicationBetter Health for Europe: more equitable and sustainable (2019)
tells the story of how people working for WHO in the European Region have sought to make a reality of this goal over the last ten years.
Speeches and presentationsReport on the work of the WHO Regional Office for Europe
Address by Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe