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Sylvie Briand

Director, Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention, World Health Organization

Dr Sylvie Briand, MD, PhD, MPH is Director of the Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention department (EPP) at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. EPP develops global strategies to prevent and control epidemics and pandemics such as COVID 19, monkeypox, Zika, Nipah and several other emerging pathogens with pandemic potential. 

She has been at the fore front of managing acute infectious risks to global health for more than 20 years, including accidental and deliberate events, ensuring the development of global mechanisms and sustainable frameworks to facilitate multi sectoral and multi-partners coordination for epidemics and pandemics.

Sylvie Briand
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