Hiroki Nakatani, MD, PhD, MHPEd

He served as Assistant Director-General of WHO from March 2007 to May 2015. He led the largest technical cluster comprising HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. During his tenure, the morbidity and mortality of these three major infections showed trends of decline, and a few tropical diseases were on track towards elimination and even eradication in case of dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease). Before joining WHO, he worked at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. Dr. Nakatani received his M.D. from Keio University School of Medicine, M.H.P.Ed from the University of New South Wales, and Ph.D. from Keio University. He is also a visiting Professor, at Keio University School of Medicine, invited Professor at Osaka University Post Graduate School of Medicine, Minister’s Advisor on International Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Board member of National Center for Global Health and Medicine and member of Executive Board, WHO.