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Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo



Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo

Dr Luis Gomes Sambo holds a PhD degree in Management from the University of Hull (UK); Degree in Medicine from the University of Angola; a Diploma in Public Health from the Portuguese Medical Association.

Dr Sambo has been the Regional Director (RD) of the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) since 2005. Prior to becoming RD he occupied various positions at WHO/AFRO: Director of Programme Management; Director of the Division of Health Services Development; WHO Country Representative for Guinea Bissau; and Chief of the Inter-Country Strategic Support Team for Southern/East African countries.

Prior to joining WHO, he was the Vice-Minister of Health of Angola; Chair of the National Health Committee; Coordinator of Public hospitals in Luanda; Supervisor of Human Resources for Health, Mother and Child Health and Disease Control; Director of Health Services in the province of Cabinda; Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health in Luanda, Angola.

He has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals in the broad areas of health services development, epidemiology, public health, health economics, productivity analysis and management. He is a member of the Angolan Medical Association, the Portuguese Medical Association, the International Society of Systems Sciences, and the International Editorial Board of the Global Library of Women's Medicine.

Some of the distinctions conferred on Dr Sambo include: Certificate - Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Seventh Edition 2009-2010, USA;The Silver Plate award by the Angolan Medical Association; Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International; Commander of the Order of Madagascar, Public Health Gold Medal by the Republic of Niger; and Officier de l’Ordre National Award from the Government of Burkina Faso; and Doctor HonorisCausa by the University of Kinshasa, DR Congo. He communicates fluently in Portuguese, French and English.


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