Minister of Health of Romania

Professor Alexandru Rafila has been appointed Minister of Health of Romania on 25 November 2021. He held different key leading positions, such as Vice-President of the Romanian Parliament, Secretary of State, Director General for Public Health and personal advisor to the Minister of Health. He has also served as Director of the Institute of Public Health in Bucharest. 

Now. Professor Rafila is the elected president of the Romanian Society of Microbiology and the head of Microbiology Department at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”. He attained his medical degree in 1987 and his PhD in microbiology in 2004.  

Professor Rafila is an expert internationally recognised, who worked with WHO, NATO and the European Commission. He played a key role as a member of the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and represented Romania in the Governing Board of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In 2018, he was elected to represent Romania in the Executive Board of the WHO. 

Professor Rafila is an active organizer and participant in national and international medical conferences and events on public health topics. He wrote articles, textbooks, book chapters and practice guidelines in the field of public health and microbiology.