Hélène Dufays has worked in WHO since 2003 and joined the Department for Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) on 1st July 2008. She was Assistant to the Director from 2008 to 2014. Since December 2014 she is Assistant (Communications) in the NVI Department. Before joining NVI, Hélène, who is a French national, worked as Administrative Assistant in the Global Management System Department (GSM).
Prior to WHO, Hélène worked in various departments of the United Nations, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and also the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.