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Join Dr Mike Ryan on Tuesday 20th September. Registration now open!

13 Sep 2022
Webinar 'COVID now. What next?'

The School of Public Health and UCC Centre for Global Development are delighted to announce that Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation (WHO) will join us for a Webinar - 'COVID now. What next?'

Our Webinar with Dr Mike Ryan will take place via Zoom between 12.30pm - 2.00pm (Irish Standard Time) on Tuesday 20th September.

Registration is now open at Eventbrite by clicking HERE



Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme

Dr Mike Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 25 years. He served as Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response in WHO's Health Emergencies Programme from 2017 to 2019.

Dr Ryan first joined WHO in 1996, with the newly established unit to respond to emerging and epidemic disease threats. He has worked in conflict affected countries and led many responses to high impact epidemics. He is a founding member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), which has aided the response to hundreds of disease outbreaks around the world. He served as Coordinator of Epidemic Response (2000-2003), Operational Coordinator of WHO’s response to the SARS outbreak (2003), and as WHO’s Director of Global Alert and Response (2005-2011),

He was a Senior Advisor on Polio Eradication for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative from 2013 to 2017, deploying to countries in the Middle East.

He completed medical training at the National University of Ireland, Galway, a Master’s in Public Health at University College Dublin, and specialist training in communicable disease control at the Health Protection Agency in London and the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training.

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