Chadia Wannous

Chadia Wannous
Towards a Safer World Network (TASW), Sweden

Dr. Chadia Wannous is the Coordinator of Toward a Safer World Network (TASW), a professional multisectoral network advancing pandemic preparedness and risk reduction of health emergencies. In 2015-2017, she worked for the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction coordinating the implementation of the health components of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and managing the Science and Technology Partnership and Advisory Group. Before that she served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the UN Special Envoy on Ebola response in West Africa (2014-2015) and to the UN System Influenza Coordination 2011-2015 leading strategic planning and technical support to countries for the development, implementation and testing of pandemic preparedness and response plans and for strengthening partnerships and alliances at country, regional and global levels. Dr. Wannous also worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) in different countries and regions providing technical and policy support on infectious diseases surveillance and control and health security. Dr. Wannous is the chair of the WFPHA Working Group on Health in Emergencies and Disasters and member of the Development Team and Advisory Group of Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Health. She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of EcoHealth Alliance.