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Dr Gerald Dziekan joins WSMI as Director-General Designate

WSMI is pleased to announce that Dr Gerald Dziekan, MD, MSc, has joined WSMI as WSMI Director-General designate on 1st July 2013. He will succeed the present WSMI DG Dr David Webber on 1st October 2013. Dr Dziekan was latterly Programme Manager, Department of Patient Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva Switzerland. He brings to WSMI over 15 years of international experience in health programme coordination and management in public health, patient safety, quality of care and health economics. Dr Dziekan received his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, with a clinical specialization in infectious disease prevention and control. He also has a Doctorate in immunology, a German National Board certification in hygiene and environmental medicine and a Master of Science Degree in health policy, planning and financing of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has travelled widely and has lived in many countries including, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Hong Kong. WSMI Chairman Dr Zhenyu Guo stated: ‘I am very pleased that we have found in Gerald Dziekan a Director-General whose robust scientific and medical background, demonstrated commitment to public health and outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills will bring valuable perspectives to WSMI in its mission of promoting better health through self-care and responsible self-medication. Gerald will be a worthy successor to the present WSMI DG David Webber, whose major contributions to the organization over the last decade I should also like to acknowledge.’

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