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

The Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Ebola Outbreak and Response

Members of the Review Committee

  • Dr Preben Aavitsland
    Chief Municipal Medical Officer of Arendal City, Norway
  • Dr Salah T. Al Awaidy
    Communicable Diseases Advisor in Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
  • Dr Hanan Balkhy
    Executive Director of Infection Prevention and Control Department, Ministry of National Guard, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse
    Chief Medical Officer of Jamaica
  • Professor Rupa Chanda
    Economics & Social Sciences Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Bangalore, India
  • Dr Supamit Chunsuttiwat
    Senior Medical Officer, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Professor Thomas Cottier
    Professor of European and International Economic Law, University of Bern, and Managing Director at the World Trade Institute
  • Mr Andrew Forsyth
    Team Leader, Public Health Legislation & Policy, Ministry of Health, New Zealand
  • Professor Didier Houssin
    Chair of the Board of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
  • Mr John Lavery
    Executive Director of Health Emergency Management British Columbia (HEMBC), Vancouver, Canada
  • Lieutenant-General Louis Lillywhite
    Senior Research Consultant at the Centre for Global Health Security, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London, UK
  • Dr Brian McCloskey
    Director of Global Health, Public Health England, London, UK
  • Professor Babacar Ndoye
    Expert-consultant and trainer in hospital hygiene, infection control and patient safety, Dakar, Senegal
  • Professor Helen Rees
    Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute of the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Professor Samba O. Sow
    Director General of the Center for Vaccine Development, Ministry of Health, Mali
  • Ms Karen Tan
    Senior Director at the Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore

Declarations of Interests

WHO Secretariat has received and assessed all the DOIs submitted by the participating experts. In accordance with WHO's policy, all declared interests, even if they do not give rise to a conflict of interest that would warrant partial or total exclusion of the expert concerned, will be disclosed within the Committee at the beginning of the meeting so that other members are aware of them.

Many of the Committee Members have extensive governmental experience and expertise – and consulting with WHO – in the areas that are the subject of the Committee proceedings, which are considered relevant and important for the challenging tasks faced by the Committee.

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