Event Details

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

World Health Organization: Luncheon with Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the World Health Organization at the United Nations

Event Information

Date & time

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


New York, NY


Wade Lew at +1-212-490-0460 or wlew@bciu.org

This is an off-the-record luncheon discussion with Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the World Health Organization Office at the United Nations.

Hosting opportunities are available.

For more information, please contact Wade Lew at wlew@bciu.org or +1-212-490-0460.


Biographical Information

Dr. Nata Menabde is Executive Director of World Health Organization Office at the United Nations, New York, a position she has held since May 2015.

Prior to her current role, she was the WHO Representative to India, where she has led a team of thousands of professionals across India. Dr. Menabde and her team supported the Indian governments’ efforts in tackling health and health-systems challenges, such as eradicating polio, saving lives from vaccine preventable diseases, promoting universal health coverage for sustainable development, combatting TB, and reversing growing trend of non-communicable diseases. Preceding her assignment in India, she was the Deputy Regional Director of WHO’s European Regional Office. Dr. Menabde successfully led the WHO’s European work on Health Systems and their relationships with health and wealth, which culminated in the adoption of the Tallinn Charter on health systems in 2008. In this position, she was in charge of the WHO’s operations in 35 European countries, including emergency response and post-conflict recovery and rehabilitation (i.e. Peace through Health in Balkan countries). Dr. Menabde was also involved in the WHO’s work to achieve a polio-free European Region and led the WHO’s work with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – a partnership influencing policies and system reforms in Europe/OECD countries.

Dr. Menabde obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pharmacology as well as diplomas in Health Management and Leadership and in Health Care Economics. She has also studied Public Health at the Nordic School of Public Health in Gothenburg, Sweden.