Dr. Suraya Dalil is the Director of the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care – a new programme established last year. She was the Minister of Public Health in Afghanistan from March 2012 through 2014 and Acting Minister of Public Health from January 2010 to February 2012. Dr. Dalil was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the UN and international organizations based in Geneva and Ambassador to Switzerland from October 2015 to March 2019. Her profile encompasses humanitarian leadership, health expertise and diplomacy. She holds a medical degree from Afghanistan and a Master’s degree in public health from Harvard University, where she is a visiting university fellow.