|Minister for Health of Abkhazia|
25 February 2005 –15 October 2014
|President|| Sergei Bagapsh |
Valeri Bganba (Acting)
|Prime Minister|| Alexander Ankvab |
Vladimir Delba (Acting)
|Preceded by||Lyudmila Avidzba|
|Succeeded by||David Gunba|
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