Violence and Injury Prevention

Melissa Foxman-Burns

Finance and Budget Officer

Phone: +41 22 791 2241
Fax: +41 22 791 4489




Ms Melissa Foxman Burns is from the United States and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining WHO, Ms Foxman worked for several of the world's leading accounting firms in both Copenhagen and New York City.

Ms Foxman joined WHO in 2004. The first four years were spent at WHO's Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen where she worked in the budget and finance department. She has served as Finance Officer in the claims department at WHO headquarters in Geneva. Currently, she is the Budget and Finance Officer for the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP). In that capacity she serves as overall responsible for VIP budgets and assists with donor reporting and fundraising efforts.

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