Staff directory

Director's office

Director, TDR
Dr John REEDER

Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3802
E-mail:reederj@who.int

Dr Garry ASLANYAN
Manager, Partnerships and Governance
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2591
E-mail:aslanyang@who.int

Ms Christine COZE
Technical Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2666
E-mail:cozec@who.int

Ms Jamie GUTH
Communications Manager
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1538
E-mail:guthj@who.int

Ms Flora RUTAHAKANA
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3240
E-mail: rutahakanaf@who.int

Ms Izabela SUDER-DAYAO
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2261
E-mail:suderi@who.int

Portfolio and programme management

Dr Beatrice HALPAAP
Portfolio and Programme Manager
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 5807
Mobile phone: (+41) 79 595 9762
E-mail: halpaapb@who.int

Ms Caroline EASTER
Programme and Finance Officer
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3467
E-mail:easterc@who.int

Ms Annabel FRANCOIS
Programme and Finance Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3563
E-mail:francoisa@who.int

Ms Kim GAUVIN
Administrative Officer
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 4919
E-mail:gauvink@who.int

Dr Mihai MIHUT
Portfolio Management Officer
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3503
Mobile phone: (+41) 79 446 6520
E-mail:mihutm@who.int

Research capacity strengthening and knowledge management

Dr Dermot MAHER
Coordinator
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1599
E-mail:maherd@who.int

Ms Elisabetta DESSI
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3635
E-mail:dessie@who.int

Ms Najoua KACHOURI ABOUDI
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2609
E-mail:kachourin@who.int

Dr Edward KAMAU
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2407
E-mail:kamaued@who.int

Dr Pascal LAUNOIS
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2659
E-mail:Launoisp@who.int

Dr Ryoko MIYAZAKI-KRAUSE
Technical Officer (R&D Fund)
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1959
E-mail:miyazakikrauser@who.int

Dr Olumide OGUNDAHUNSI
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3597
E-mail:ogundahunsio@who.int

Mr Robert TERRY
Manager, Knowledge Management
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2632 
E-mail:terryr@who.int

Dr Mahnaz VAHEDI
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1065
E-mail:vahedim@who.int

Ms Flore WAGNER
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3875
E-mail:wagnerf@who.int

Intervention and implementation research

Dr Piero OLLIARO
Team Leader
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3734
E-mail:olliarop@who.int

Dr Christine HALLEUX
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2559
E-mail:halleuxc@who.int

Ms Ekua JOHNSON
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3789
E-mail:johnsone@who.int

Mrs Eva KADDU
Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2636
E-mail:kaddue@who.int

Dr Annette KUESEL
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1541
E-mail:kuesela@who.int

Mr Abdul MASOUDI
Assistant, Project Management
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3804
E-mail:masoudig@who.int

Dr Corinne MERLE
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2235
E-mail:merlec@who.int

Dr Andrew RAMSAY
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1545
E-mail:ramsaya@who.int

Ms Michelle VILLASOL-SALVADOR
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1810
E-mail:villasolm@who.int

Vectors, environment and society

Dr Florence FOUQUE
Team Leader
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2173
E-mail:fouquef@who.int

Ms Flor CABANEL
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 2944
E-mail:cabanelf@who.int

Ms Madhavi JACCARD-SAHGAL
Team Assistant
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3907
E-mail:jaccardsahgalm@who.int

Dr Bernadette RAMIREZ
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 1060
E-mail:ramirezb@who.int

Dr Johannes SOMMERFELD
Scientist
Telephone: (+41) 22 791 3954
E-mail:sommerfeldj@who.int

News from TDR Director, John Reeder

The Zika and Ebola outbreaks have highlighted how critical a fully coordinated approach, from basic science to community research, is to manage these global threats. This month we have a number of examples of how TDR is supporting this approach. We’re also providing an update on the expansion of our health and environment research, and noting some upcoming meetings to discuss TDR’s report to the World Health Assembly on how a research and development fund could be set up for diseases of poverty.

A proposed plan for health R&D fund now available

Health Product Research & Development Fund: A proposal for financing and operation provides analysis on how to create a new, fairer system that de-links the cost of these products to their research and development (R&D).

About TDR: making a difference

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.