Matshidiso Moeti

Regional Director for Africa - World Health Organization

Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti was elected as WHO Regional Director for Africa on 1 February 2015. She is the first woman WHO Regional Director for Africa, and aims to build a responsive, effective and result-driven regional secretariat that can advance efforts towards universal health coverage and accelerate progress toward global development goals, while tackling emerging threats. She is a public health veteran, with more than 35 years of national and international experience. She joined WHO’s Africa Regional Office in 1999 and has served as Deputy Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO Representative for Malawi, and Coordinator of the Inter-Country Support Team for the South and East African countries.