Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

List of Members of, and Advisers to, the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

14 June 2016


Professor David L. Heymann

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Dr Fernando Althabe

Director, Department of Maternal and Child Health Research, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr Kalpana Baruah

Joint Director, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, India

Dr Silvia Bino

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases; Head, Control of Infectious Diseases Department, Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania

Dr Anthony Evans

Aviation Medicine Consultant, International Civil Aviation Organization, Montreal, Canada

Professor David O. Freedman

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States of America

Dr Abraham Hodgson

Director, Research and Development Division, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

Dr Nyoman Kandun

Program Director, Field Epidemiology Training Program, Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr Ghazala Mahmud

Head of department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fazia Medical College, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr K.U. Menon

Senior Consultant, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore

Dr Amadou Alpha Sall

Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal

Professor Michael Selgelid

Director, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Jennifer Erin Staples

Medical Epidemiologist, Arboviral Disease Branch, Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States of America

Dr Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos

Director, Evandro Chagas Institute; Director, National Reference Laboratory for Arboviruses; and Director, National Institute for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, Ananindeua, Brazil


Professor Claudia Torres Codeço *

Head of the Scientific Computing Program, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr Férechté Encha-Razavi

Associate Professor, University of Paris-Déscartes, and Senior Consultant, Centres Pluridisciplinaires de Diagnostic Prénatal, Necker-Sick Children’s Hospital, Paris, France

Dr Dirk Glaesser

Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme, World Tourism Organization, Madrid, Spain

Professor Duane J. Gubler

Professor and Founding Director, Signature Research Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-Nus Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Dr Kamran Khan *

Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, and Clinician-Scientist St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Dr Leonard Mboera

Chief Research Scientist and the Director of Information Technology and Communication, National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam,Tanzania

Dr James Meegan

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Office of Global Research, Bethesda, United States of America

Dr Maria Mercedes Muñoz Ramírez

Coordinator, Public Health Surveillance Group, Department of Epidemiology and Demography, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Bogota, Colombia

Dr Rafael Obregón

Chief, Communication for Development Section, United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, United States of America

Dr Annelies Wilder-Smith *

Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

* Advisor to the third meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations.