Sylvie C. Briand

    Director Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness (GIH) Department WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Programme
    World Health Organization (WHO)

    Dr Briand is the director of the Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness department (GIH) at the World Health Organization (WHO)

    There, she is in charge of advancing global efforts to prevent and control existing and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19 but also other dangerous pathogens like pandemic influenza, plague, Nipah virus, coronaviruses, smallpox and other pox viruses, arboviruses (Zika, and Chikungunya) and disease X.

    Before joining WHO, Dr Briand worked as public health project director for different global health agencies in various geographic regions.