Sir George Alleyne

Director Emeritus, PAHO

Sir George A.O. Alleyne obtained his bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from the University of London in 1957 and his M.D. from the same university in 1965. He began a career in academic medicine in 1962 at the University of the West Indies, and was appointed Professor of Medicine in 1972. Dr Alleyne has served as a member of various bodies, including the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the WHO Tropical Disease Research Program and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Scientific Investigation in Developing Countries.In February 1995, he became Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office of the WHO. He served two four-year terms in this position and was elected Director Emeritus. In 2017 Alleyne was appointed by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusto serve on the Independent High-level Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases.