A long standing family medical doctor by profession, Deo Debattista believes in meeting the holistic needs of the citizen especially from a social and health point of view.
Dr Debattista joined the political arena with the intention of being a service to the citizen by ensuring that each and everyone reach the best of their abilities and that no one would be neglected.
Dr Debattista was first elected in Parliament in 2013 from the first electoral district which is made up of the residents of Valletta, Floriana, Hamrun, Marsa, Pieta and St. Venera. He served as a member in the Council of Europe and Parliamentary Committee Chairman of Valletta 2018. In August 2013, Dr. Debattista was appointed Chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority in Malta. In June 2017, after being re-elected Prime Minister Joseph Muscat appointed him Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Valletta 2018 and Consumer Affairs.
In this capacity, Dr Debattista is responsible for Valletta 2018 and its legacy, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), Malta Medicines Authority, Malta Laboratories Network, National Accreditation Board, Data Protection and the Directorate of Public Cleansing. Prior to his election to Parliament, Dr Debattista served ardently as a medical doctor in the areas of Valletta, Hamrun, Floriana, Marsa, St. Venera, Pieta, Msida and wherever his services were required.
Dr Deo Debattista was born on the 24th July 1963. He has spent his childhood and youth in Valletta, together with his parents, Carmen and John, and his younger brother Charles. He obtained his education at St Albert the Great College in Valletta, moving on to Ġan Frangisk Abela Lyceum and graduating from the University of Malta with a doctorate in medicine and surgery in 1988. In 1990, he married Monica, and together they are the proud parents of Andre and Emma. His interests are reading, dancing, pop and classical music which he listens to as means of relaxation. He is also an avid football fan, as well as an admirer of the arts.