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Dr Gauden Galea
Dr Gauden Galea is the WHO Representative for China, based in Beijing since April 2018. He is a public health physician, who has worked for WHO since 1998. He has previously held posts in Suva, Manila, and Geneva as technical officer, regional adviser, and coordinator respectively in areas related to NCDs and Health Promotion. His immediate past appointment was as Director of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course, in WHO/Europe.
Over the past two decades, he has contributed to the work on developing a national stepwise approach to NCDs that was first implemented in the Pacific Islands, to the development of a process to link the prevention and control of NCDs to health systems, to the compilation of evidence linking NCDs to the global development agenda that helped bolster the arguments in support of the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs, and more recently to the renewal of life-course approaches to health promotion and public health that is being applied in WHO/Europe to action plans on child and adolescent health, child maltreatment, women’s health, and an action plan on men’s health. He has a deep interest in computer programming and the applications of data science to public health.
Work address: WHO Representative,
401, Dongwai Diplomatic Office Building 23,
People's Republic of China