Professor Pascale Allotey has been appointed as the new Director of WHO’s Department of Sexual & Reproductive Health/Human Reproduction Programme 

Pascale is currently the Director of the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health, located in Malaysia. Pascale brings over three decades of experience as a global public health researcher, with work across four continents. Her work has also covered health equity, health and human rights, gender and social determinants of health, forced migration and marginalization, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases.

Previous roles include Professor of Public Health and Deputy Head of School (Research) at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University (Malaysia); founding Associate Director of the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO Malaysia); Professor of Race, Diversity and Professional Practice, Brunel University (United Kingdom).

She was also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Reproductive Health Matters.

She holds a PhD in Public Health and a MMedSci in Community Health from the University of Western Australia, and a BA in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is a triple-certified nurse, midwife and public health nurse and has a multidisciplinary background in clinical health sciences, implementation research, anthropology, and epidemiology.

Pascale will take up her new role on 1 July 2022.

SOURCE: E-mail from Craig Lissner, WHO, 7 March 2022 ; PHOTO