Dr Nata Menabde is WHO
Representative to India.
She has a solid public health academic background and 28 years of experience
as a health professional, during which she has built an extensive track
record in public health and health systems at country and international
Prior to taking up her current
job she has worked as Deputy Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for
Dr Menabde has led WHO Regional office’s work on Health Systems and
their relationships with health and wealth which culminated in adoption of
Tallinn Charter on health systems.
Dr Menabde’s track record also
includes accomplishments in the areas of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS,
non-communicable diseases and risk factors, climate change and other
environmental concerns, health security, intellectual property rights and the
social determinants of health.
Dr Menabde has successfully
partnered with key stakeholders such as the Council of Europe, the European
Union, the European Commission, UNICEF, the World Bank, OECD, the Global
Fund, the European Investment Bank and others to increase the effectiveness
of WHO’s work.
She holds a PhD degree in
Clinical Pharmacology, diplomas in Health Management and Leadership from USA and in Health Care Economics from UK.
She also studied Public Health at Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden.
Dr Menabde’s current interests are related to health and
health systems governance and policies, and to promoting evidence based
decision making, and accountability though performance of health systems, as
well as addressing public health concerns in other sector policies.