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WHO: Jaouad Mahjour appointed as Deputy Director General

Morocco’s Jaouad Mahjour has recently been appointed deputy director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), in charge of the emergency management program, according to the UN organization based in Geneva.

Dr. Jaouad Mahjour had previously served as the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean and the post of Director of Program Management in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office.

A specialist in public health, he has over 30 years of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of communicable disease programs at the national and international levels.

“The appointment of the Moroccan to this high level position within this UN organization is a recognition of the commitment and active role of Morocco, under the wise leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, within international organizations and agencies of United Nations,” responded in a statement to the Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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