Dr. Ren Minghui serves as Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases at WHO headquarters. In this role, he oversees a complex portfolio of technical programmes covering HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria,
neglected tropical diseases, sexually transmitted infections, noncommunicable diseases, mental health and substance use. He currently represents WHO on the boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNAIDS, and UNITAID. Prior to his appointment as Assistant
Director-General, he spent nearly 30 years working in public health, including as Director General for International Cooperation in the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China. In China, his work initially focused on health policy and health reform, and later on international health cooperation and global health governance. Dr. Ren is a medical doctor and holds a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Social Medicine and Health.