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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Policy dialogue on implementing 2030 Agenda held during Regional Director’s visit to Romania

“Ultimately, health is a political choice, and working together to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is also a choice,” said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, opening a policy dialogue on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, held at the Cotroceni Palace of the President of Romania in Bucharest, at the end of May.

Speeches and presentations

Report on the work of the WHO Regional Office for Europe

Opening address at the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

Election of Regional Director 2014