Professor Aiono Dr. Alec Ekeroma appointed as CEO of the Ministry of Health


Cabinet today confirmed the appointment of Professor Aiono Dr. Alec Ekeroma as Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Health.

This was outlined in a press statement issued by the government.

“Dr. Ekeroma holds a PHD in Building Health Research and Capacity of Clinicians from the University of Auckland complemented MBA Health Management and Planning from Keele University, United Kingdom, England.

“He also graduated from the University of Auckland with a Diploma in Obs, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“He has served in various capacities in the areas of Health Care since 1986 and prior to his appointment today had served as Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Samoa.”

The appointment is for three years.

The Health CEO position has been vacant since June, after the contract for then Director-General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri was up. 

Leausa was at the helm of the Health Sector for close to 10 years and was Director-General for three consecutive terms which consisted of three contractual years for each term.