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Geneva Health Forum 2014 – Conclusions of Day 2

Highlight_of_the_Day Highlights of the Day

  • For integration of health to become a reality the following are needed:
    • Enlightened politicians
    • Multiple sectors and actors involved in health (but being careful of any conflicts of interest)
    • Adequate funding and resources and appropriate use of these
    • Research and production of knowledge

Lesson_of_the_day Lessons of the Day

  • How does the global governance structure help ensure integration of health and the health system by:
    • Leading at a global level, but taking into account local conditions
    • Define the roles and responsibilities of different actors
    • Ensure coherent allocation of resources
    • Make health the priority and entry point for sustainable future

Quote of the day1 Quote of the day2 Quote of the Day

“ Stop talking about health systems and start talking about systems for health” - D. De Savigny, Head, Health Systems Interventions Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Feedback Feedback

  • Integration seems to mean different things to different people
  • This brings things I have read and learnt to life
  • Amazing panel with Prof. Ilona Kickbush, Prof. Ronald Labonté, Dr. Mira Shiva, Mr. Pascal Lamy and Mr. Bart Peterson – such a wealth of information
  • All the speakers are so approachable and open to further discussion and debate after their presentations

Unanswered_Question Unanswered Question

  • Day 1 looked at the “what” of integration and Day 2 more about the “how” so the unanswered questions are:
    • Who will lead the integration agenda?
    • What role for the WHO in the changing global health environment?
    • What role for the private sector in integration?

Lesson  Expectations for Tomorrow

  • Looking at issues beyond health, e.g. food, innovation, sustainability
  • How can integrating other sectors and perspectives benefit health
  • More interesting and thought provoking sessions

Download here the PDF version for CONCLUSIONS of DAY 2




GHF2014 – MOOCs as Tools Providing Wide Access to High Quality Education

MOOCs as Tools Providing Wide Access to High Quality Education
Dr. Antoine Flahault
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Clemens Tuor
EPFL, Switzerland
“A French German experience on MOOCs: an example of emerging infectious diseases”
Dr. Antoine Flahault
Director of the Institute of Global Health, Unversité de Genève, Switzerland and Centre Virchow-Villermé, Université Paris Descartes, France
"MOOC: the stake of Open Education Ressources for an high social impact"
Dr. Célya Gruson-Daniel
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, France
“Capacity building through distance education in Sub-Saharan Africa, the RAFT experience”
Prof. Antoine Geissbühler
Director of the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, Université de Genève and Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genèves, Switzerland
“Reaching learners in fragility”
Prof. Barbara Moser-Mercer
Director of InZone, Université de Genève, Switzerland
"MOOCs in Africa and emerging countries: a blended learning experience"
Mr. Clemens Tuor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
This session on massive open online courses (MOOCs) held jointly by the University of Geneva and EPFL will address the topical issue on remote access to open education. From various anglophone and francophone recent experiences, it will envisage and discuss later free use of MOOC material after its broadcast, arising questions on copyrights. It will look at options to be set up for facilitating access from areas where bandwidth remains limited. It will also consider potential for creating living and sustainable social communities around Global Health issues.

Dr. Antoine FlahaultAntoine Flahault

Antoine Flahault MD, PhD in biomathematics. He has been appointed as full professor of public health at Paris in 2002. He was the founding director of the French School of Public Health (EHESP, Rennes, 2007-2012). He is co-director of Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin (Universite Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité), co-director of the European Academic Global Health Alliance (EAGHA), president of the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). In January 2014, he has been appointed as professor of public health at School of Medicine, University of Geneva where he is the founding director of the Institute of Global Health. He was elected corresponding member at Académie Nationale de Médecine (Paris). Las January 2014, he had more than 235 scientific publication referenced in Medline.

ClemensTourMr. Clemens Tuor

Clemens Tuor is a political scientist focusing on the challenges of social development in emerging countries. After graduating from University of Zurich with a BA in political science, he attained his MA in Conflict, Governance and Development at University of York in 2013. In January 2014, Clemens Tuor joined the CEDE team at EPFL in course of his civil service, working as a research assistant in the project “MOOCs for Africa”.


Celia_GrusonDanielDr. Célya Gruson-Daniel

Célya Gruson-Daniel is graduated from ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure) and University Paris VI in cognitive neurosciences.  Célya Gruson-Daniel is a research engineer at the Centre Virchow-Villermé. She works on its MOOCs in public health. She is also the co-founder of an Open Science community HackYourPhD.


antoine_geissbuhlerProf. Antoine Geissbühler

Antoine Geissbuhler is a Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics at Geneva University, Director of the Division of eHealth and Telemedicine at Geneva University Hospitals. He is also President of the executive committee of the Health-On-the-Net Foundation, Past-President of the International Medical Informatics Association, and Fellow of the American College of Medical Informaticians.

Barbara_Moser_MercerProf. Barbara Moser-Mercer

Barbara Moser-Mercer is Professor of conference interpreting and Director of InZone at the Faculté de traduction et d'interprétation, University of Geneva. Her research focuses on cognitive and cognitive neuro-science aspects of the interpreting process and on the human performance dimension of skill development. She has co-developed the Virtualinstitute©, the first fully integrated virtual learning environment for interpreters, which she also leverages in partnership with ICRC, ILO, UNHCR, UN-OCHA, UN-WFP, and UNAMA for training interpreters working in conflict zones both on-site in the field and virtually. She was a member of the High Level Group on Multilingualism of EU Commissioner for Multilingualism, Leonard orban, and coordinated the European Masters in Conference Interpreting. She is also an active conference interpreter, member of AIIC.

GHF2014 – PS35 – Social Media and Global Health: The “How to” and “What for”

Social Media and Global Health: The "How to" and "What for"
Dr. Greg Martin
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Globalization and Health, Ireland
Mr. Sebastian Majewski
Senior Communications Officer, Gates Foundation, United States
This session will comprise two presentations followed by questions and discussion about the use of social media in the global health space. Dr Greg Martin (Globalization and Health) will give a brief overview of lessons learned through his experience in using social media to create virtual “communities” across borders. This will be followed by a presentation by Sebastian Majewski (Gates Foundation) in which he will talk about exciting work that is being done using social media monitoring to tackle some of the more urgent public health and development problems globally.

photo greg martinDr. Greg Martin

Dr. Greg Martin is a South African doctor with a masters in public health and an MBA degree. Dr Martin’s involvement in global health has spanned a wide rang of subject matter including maternal and child health, cancer prevention, access to medicine and the treatment and care of people living with HIV, amongst others. He recently stepped down from the role of Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in order to move to Ireland where he recently got married. He is currently with Editor-in-Chief of the journal Globalization and Health and runs a Global Health YouTube channel as well as working as a clinician in a local hospital in Dublin.

Sebastian_Majewski_20131209_0020Mr. Sebastian Majewski

Sebastian Majewski (@sebmaje) is Senior Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation. Guided by social media monitoring and data analysis, Majewski’s evidence-based marketing approach focuses on social media’s potential to influence, inform, and legitimize agenda-setting in the international community. With more than six years’ experience in digital communications for UNICEF, UNDP and UNDESA, Majewski has been at the core of shaping global advocacy strategies for the largest humanitarian organizations.

Sebastian lectures master students of France Business School on social media monitoring, and is a regular speaker at social media conferences such as Social Media Week, Benchmark, and Dreamforce.

GHF2014 – PS33 – Global Health Education: What are the Priorities for the Global Health Curriculum?

PS33 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 13 ICON_Fishbowl
Global Health Education:
What are the Priorities for the Global Health Curriculum?

Prof. André-Jacques Neusy
Chief executive officer, Training for Health Equity Network , Belgium
Ms. Kristina Graff
Director of Global Health Programs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, United States
Abstract: Princeton’s University Global Health Program: Research and Teaching at the Nexus of Science, Policy and Social Science
Dr. David Beran
Researcher and Lecturer, Division of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Clément Graindorges
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ms. Carol Savatier
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ms. Eloïse Magnenat
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

AJ Neusy_squareProf. André-Jacques Neusy

André-Jacques Neusy, MD, DTM&H, is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet). THEnet is a global network of socially accountable schools of health sciences and medicine that aims to produce health equity through optimizing the health workforce, contributing to quality health systems and influencing the determinants of health, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Dr. Neusy is a retired Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine where he founded and directed the Center for Global Health until 2007. He is a visiting professor in several universities around the world.

Dr. Neusy earned his medical degree at the Free Univ. of Brussels and a Doctorate in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp-Belgium. He completed his postdoctoral medical training at New York University Medical Center, joined its faculty in 1974 and became the director of the nephrology section at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center in 1984.

Dr. Neusy frequently consults on health workforce development for academic institutions, governments and international organizations. He was a past president of the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC), a consortium of more than 80 North American Universities that have global health programs. Dr. Neusy is an ambassador of US-based Freedom from Hunger. He serves on scientific and health committees of various organizations including the International Society for Urban Health, the American Near East Refugee Association, Capacity-Plus, and the Global Forum on Health Professional Education for the 21st Century at the Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences.

Graff PhotoMs. Kristina Graff

Kristina Graff is Director of Global Health Programs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, responsible for overseeing and expanding a broad array of domestic and international research and teaching initiatives. She previously served as the Director of Special Initiatives at the New York City Department of Health’s Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, where she advanced new programs in teen pregnancy prevention, breastfeeding promotion, sex education and support for high-risk mothers and their infants. On the international front she worked on policy, advocacy and service delivery programs to improve women’s health in developing countries through positions at Women’s Dignity Project and EngenderHealth, and through consultancies with the United Nations Population Fund, Family Care International, and Population Action International. Kristina received her Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and she completed her bachelor’s degree at Duke University.

Beran190Dr. David Beran

David Beran is a Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Geneva within the Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine.

David is a Swiss national who grew up in Geneva. He holds a BSc in Management with an Emphasis in Marketing. Following his first degree, he worked for a leading Swiss Biotech Company in both Health Policy and Government Relations and Public Relations. He then obtained his MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For his Masters’ dissertation, David worked at the WHO looking at ways of preventing Type 2 diabetes in children. David has recently completed his PhD looking at the needs of people with Type 1 diabetes in 13 countries at University College London (UCL).

Before joining the University of Geneva, David was the Project Coordinator of the International Insulin Foundation (IIF) since its establishment in November 2002 until September 2011. As of September 2011 David became Advisor to the Board of Trustees. In parallel to his role at the IIF, David was also based at the Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, UCL, where he was a Senior Research Fellow, with both teaching and research responsibilities in the areas of health management, access to medicines, diabetes, chronic diseases and health systems in developing countries.

GHF2014 – PS32 – Local Food for All or How to Create Sustainability through Local Mobilization

Local Food for All or How to Create Sustainability through Local Mobilization
Dr. Claire Somerville
Visiting Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Programmes, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Mrs. Pam Warhurst
Founder and Chair, Incredible Edible Tordmorden, United Kingdom
Mr. Basile Barbey
Projact Manager, Equiterre, Switzerland
Dr. Mira Shiva
Navdanya Board & Health Advisor, India
Mr. John Kariuki Mwangi
Coordinator of Slow Food Kenya, Member of the Steering Board of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, Kenya

claire somervilleDr. Claire Somerville

Dr Somerville is an independent research consultant in health, development and technology working in collaboration with international organisations and industry/business partners. Previous appointments have been as Senior Social Scientist at the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre at Trinity College Dublin, Research Fellow at the Cente for Primary Care and Public Health at Barts and the London, Queen Mary University London, and lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and a Master's degree in Medical Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

PL05_Pam_WarhurstMrs. Pam Warhurst

Pam Warhurst is a British community leader, activist and environment worker best known for co-founding the community initiative, Incredible Edible, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Pam studied Economics at the University of Manchester. She has previously served as a member of the Board of Natural England, where she was the lead non-executive board member working on the Countryside & Rights of Way Bill. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing, and chairs Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company for the South Pennines, and Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership. Pam has also been Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency, leader of Calderdale Council, a board member of Yorkshire Forward, and chair of the National Countryside Access Forum and Calderdale NHS Trust. Pam was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire award (CBE) in 2005 for services to the environment.

MiraShiva200x150Dr. Mira Shiva

Dr. Mira Shiva is a physician and health activist (MBBS, MD Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India). She has been working on issues related to public health, women’s health, reproductive health & gender concerns, women ecology & health, food & nutritional security, health rights rooted in social justice & gender justice.

She is the Coordinator, Initiative for Health & Equity in Society/Third World Network, Founder Member & Steering Committee member of Diverse Women for Diversity, Peoples’ Health Movement, Health Action International-Asia Pacific, South Asian Focal Point-International Peoples’ Health Council.

She is member working Group Regulation of Food & Drugs by Planning Commission for 12th 5 year plan.She was member Central Council for Health, and  Chairperson of the Consumer Education Taskforce on Safety of Food & Medicine, Ministry of Health. She has been Member Health Committee National Human Rights Commission, Member, Central Social Welfare Board, Member-Advisory Committee, Gender and Communication Programme for Vigyan Prasar-Department of Science and Technology.

She was Director-Women & Health, Rational Drug Policy Head Public Policy in VHAI, Founder Coordinator All India Drug Action Network. She is steering Committee Member of Indian alliance of Child Righs & National alliance for Maternal Health & Human Rights, Right To Food Campaign, Doctors for Food & Biosafety.

She was involved in relief work following the Bhopal gas Tragedy 1984, was member of Supreme Court of India and member of the Commission that  investigated the causes of a cholera outbreak trans Jamuna, part of Delhi in 1988.

John_KariukiMr. John Kariuki Mwangi

John Kariuki Mwangi is the coordinator of Slow Food activities in Kenya. He was born in 1987, in Molo, Kenya. His years of professional experience includes representing the Youth and Africa at Slow Food International, administration and coordination of development projects in sustainable agriculture, education and socio-cultural sector with the aim of preserving food biodiversity, sustainable food production systems and cultural identities of local communities. He earned his under graduate degree in gastronomic sciences at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. John is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in sociology (Community Development and Project Management) at Egerton University, Kenya.

John served as a Slow Food International Vice President from 2007 to 2012. He is currently a member of Slow Food International councilor (representing East, Central and the Horn of Africa) and Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Board of Directors. He has actively participated in development of Slow Food Youth Network and Slow Food in Kenya. John has also written several articles that have been published on the Slow Food website, books and other magazines.

He considers studying at the University of Gastronomic Sciences and being involved in Slow Food activities as transformational. It has improved his understanding of the complexity of the world and the centrality of food to all cultures and has opened his eyes to the integral role that small-scale farmers play in feeding the world.

Basile Barbey_squareMr. Basile Barbey

Basile Barbey is a swiss geographer, currently working for the swiss NGO equiterre – Partenaire pour le développement durable since 2009.

equiterre is active in sustainable development and health promotion and Basile has worked on several projects in these two fields, such as sustainable neighbourhoods and public space accessibility.

Like many of his colleagues, Basile is now working on what we call in French “Potagers urbains” and that we can translate as urban vegetable gardens. These are spaces for people to garden ecologically close to their living place on small plots (generally from 5m2 to 30m2). equiterre believes this project is meaningful and an excellent example of sustainability principles applied to a project. Urban vegetable gardens bring indeed many benefits such as ecological gardening, social interaction and friendship building, open air physical activity, change in the eating habits and a way to save some money.


GHF 2014 – LS01 – Integrated Solutions or What Does Health System Strenghtening Mean in Fragile Settings?

Integrated Solutions or What Does Health System Strenghtening Mean in Fragile Settings?
Dr. Anne-Claude Cavin
Conflict Prevention Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
Dr. Marina Madeo
Senior Advisor for SDC Regional Office Horn of Africa
Ms. Bernadette Peterhans
Deputy Head of the Teaching & Training unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Mark van Ommeren
Scientist, Department of Mental Health and Substance Adbuse, World Health Organization, Switzerland

In this session we will discuss challenges and promising approaches to rehabilitating / strengthening of health systems in fragile contexts where humanitarian aid is not yet, or no longer an appropriate tool.
In such contexts the health system strengthening approach reaches often its limits, as the political will or capacity of the State is lacking for providing essential services to the population. Where to start and how to work when all the building blocks of the health system are in disarray? How to respond efficiently to the acute lack of qualified staff, medicine, equipment and funding; weak leadership and governance; absence of information and management systems?

SDC would like to use the fishbowl format of launching a transparent discussion and experience exchange on particular challenges, successful approaches and empirical evidence on effective interventions in fragile settings.


Dr. Anne-Claude Cavin

Anne-Claude Cavin has a PHD in law and is mediator, with a specialization on international mediation.

She works for SDC as specialist in governance, mediation and conflict prevention and coaches SDC employees in conflict management, mediation and CSPM (conflict sensitive programme management) in Africa, Central Asia and the Balkans.

She has further a long experience in facilitation national and international conferences and events.

In parallel to SDC, she is co-founder of “Intermédiations” and has mandates for juvenile courts.


LS01_Marina_MadeoDr. Marina Madeo

Dr. Marina Madeo is Senior Health Advisor for SDC Regional Office Horn of Africa and has a long standing working experience in the Somali contexts.

Before joining SDC she worked for other multi- and bilateral health programmes. She has a deep understanding of the New Deal in practical terms and a strong personal interest on fragile states.


LS01_Bernadetter Peterhans_squareMs. Bernadette Peterhans

Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MPH is Deputy Head of the Teaching & Training unit at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel.

Bernadette taught already on PHC in fragile contexts at different universities (Geneva, Copenhagen, Edingburgh) as well as at the ICRC. She works further as specialist consultant for PHC in different fragile contexts, as for instance South Sudan (since 94), Horn of Africa or Afghanistan.


LS01_MarkVan_OmmerenDr. Mark van Ommeren

Dr. Mark van Ommeren is Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Geneva.

He is focal point with WHO for mental health during and after emergencies.

He has a particular interest in building back better, that is to convert short-term emergency-related interest in mental health into momentum for long-term improvement, as described in Building Back Better: Sustainable Mental Health Care after Emergencies (WHO, 2013).




Dr. Anne Golaz

Golaz-AnneDr. Anne Golaz

Lecturer and Researcher at CERAH, Switzerland

She obtained her Medical Doctor degree and Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Geneva, and a MPH at the University of Washington. She’s Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She has over 20 years of field experience in humanitarian work and graduate and post-graduate education in public health. She’s worked as a medical epidemiologist for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; as a senior advisor for UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia in Kathmandu and Geneva Office, and for WHO HQ and Regional Offices in Cairo and New Dehli.

Role at the CERAH:

  • Member of the Scientific Committees of the CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies and CAS Disaster Management
  • Coordinator CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Coordinator of the Research Methodology course (MAS-DAS)
  • Co-leader of the course Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises (MAS-DAS week)
  • Co-leader TS Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health

Fields of interest:

  • Public health and epidemiology
  • Reproductive health in humanitarian emergencies
  • Mental health in humanitarian emergencies
  • Genocide prevention
  • Community capacity building
  • Research and evidence generation in humanitarian contexts

Dr. Doris Schopper

SCHOPPER-DorisDr. Doris Schopper

Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva and director of CERAH, Switzerland

She obtained a medical degree at the University of Geneva (1978), trained as a specialist in Internal Medicine (1986) and completed a Doctor in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (1992).

Between 1982 and 1990 Doris Schopper spent several years with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the field. She was president of the Swiss branch of MSF (1991–1998) and twice president of the MSF International Council during this period. In 2001 Doris Schopper was asked to constitute an Ethics Review Board for MSF International.

Since then she has chaired the Board coordinating the ethical review of MSF research proposals and providing advice on ethical matters to the organisation.

Doris Schopper also worked as health policy adviser in the Global Programme on AIDS at WHO headquarters in Geneva (1992-95).

Further international work includes two years as senior health policy adviser at the Swiss Tropical Institute and developing several policies and strategies for WHO (e.g. guideline for policy makers on national policies for violence and injury prevention; strategy for mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Europe; WHO-wide strategy on child and adolescent health).

Professor Schopper has also been responsible for the development of health policies and strategies at the national and regional level in Switzerland (e.g. Swiss National Cancer Control Programme 2005-2010; framework to prevent obesity at the national level; comprehensive health policy for the canton of Geneva). She is member of the board of Pro Victimis Foundation-Geneva since 2003, and president since 2010.

In November 2012, Doris Schopper was appointed member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).


  • Director
  • Member of the Scientific Committees of the CAS
  • Coordinator CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Co-responsible Course Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises

Fields of Interest:

  • Public health in humanitarian contexts
  • Development and analysis of health policy
  • Research ethics in humanitarian contexts
  • Ethics of humanitarian medical intervention
  • HIV-Aids, Cancer

Dr. Marie-Claude Bottineau

PS12_Dr_Marie_BottineauDr. Marie-Claude Bottineau

Pediatrician, Neonatology, Pediatrics Intensive Care, MSF CH, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Bottineau is a French Pediatrician with a DESS in Neonatology, a competency in Pediatrics Intensive Care and a Master Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She did the first part of her carrier working in General and University Hospitals in France as Pediatrician in Pediatrics, Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care in Nantes, Nancy, Le Havre and Paris and her Tropical Medicine Degree in Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, with Pr Gentilini and Pr Duflo. She also studied Bio-Ethics in Paris as free auditor getting an equivalence of Master Degree.

In parallel, she was doing some regular missions around the world with several Humanitarian Organizations including MSF- France in Kosovo; Vietnam (Ho-Chi-Minh); Madagascar (Antananarivo); Nicaragua (Leon and Managua), during civil war; Nepal (Pokhara-Jomoson); India (Calcutta, slums of Howrah-Pilkhana) and Cameroon (Mpoundou, Abong-Mbang district).

From 1990 to 1996, she dedicated her carrier to the humanitarian action working exclusively in expatriation in different humanitarian contexts of which in Benin with Terre Des Hommes-Lausanne and in Angola with MSF-France (Uige and Benguela provinces during civil war).

After an urgent medical repatriation in December 1995, time for recovering, few months in HQ MSF-France in Paris and few years in Robert Debré Hospital (Pediatrics Emergencies and Neonatal SMUR), she was to the United States in order to complete her Master Degree in Public Health (2000). Then, she worked 2 years as Public Health Medical Specialist at CRED (Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters), UCL, Brussels, Belgium. At the same time she made several missions to Cambodia for the Belgium Cooperation and some consultancies as Evaluator within the European Commission for INCO-DEV and INCO-MED programs.

From 2001 to 2003 she made regular consultancies for WHO Geneva in Switzerland (Geneva) on GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations); Chad (Tanjile), Mali (Bamako) and Indonesia (Djakarta, Bali and Iles de la Sonde) on Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) including Lot Quality Assurance Surveys (LQAS).

From January 2003 to July 2007 she worked as UNHCR Senior Regional Health/Nutrition/HIV – AIDS Co-ordinator for West Africa based in Sierra Leone (Freetown) and Ghana (Accra), then the Great Lakes Region based in Burundi (Bujumbura) and at least Chad – Darfour Emergency, based in Chad (Abéché).

Mid July 2007, she was appointed as Pediatrics Referent in MSF-CH to develop pediatrics vision, policy and strategic approach and to give adequate support to pediatrics fields. In April 2011, she took the coordination and leadership of the MSF International Pediatrics Working Group and early 2014 the coordination of the Mother, Neonatal and Child pool including nutrition.

She taught extensively (H.E.L.P Course, in MSF, UNHCR, Universities...) and participated actively in international congresses making some abstracts, publications, posters, and/or oral communications.

She contributed for many years to the work of Amnesty International against Torture, acting with the Medical Commission. After different professional affiliations, she is currently active member of the Target Advisory Group (TAG) of the International Pediatrics Association (IPA) on Children in Humanitarian Disasters, of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) (WHO, UNICEF, Save The Children...) and of the Group of Tropical Pediatrics (Société Francaise de Pédiatrie).

She got certificates of recognition from CDC Atlanta, H.E.L.P Course and the UNAM of Nicaragua for her action in emergency settings and/or her contribution to the teaching.