Violence and Injury Prevention

Berit Kieselbach

Technical Officer
Phone:+41 22 791 2416
Fax: +41 22 791 4489


  • Youth violence and school-related violence prevention
  • Intimate partner and sexual violence prevention
  • Secretariat for the Violence Prevention Alliance

Berit Kieselbach, who is from Germany, has an academic background in Psychology (MSc) and Public Health (MPH). Before joining WHO, she worked as health advisor for German Development Cooperation (GIZ), supporting bilateral cooperation programmes in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe with a focus on health systems development, mental health and violence prevention. Previously she worked with various agencies, including WHO, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and Médecins sans Frontières in humanitarian relief programmes in conflict-affected countries in Asia, Central and Latin America, and the Middle East.

Ms Kieselbach currently works as Technical Officer on the Prevention of Violence team in the WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI). She is involved in the development of technical guidance and country support in the prevention of youth violence and violence in and around schools; she supports global policy processes in the field of violence prevention, including the development of a global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system in addressing interpersonal violence in particular against women and children; and she is involved in the development of low intensity interventions for mental health and violence prevention. In addition she serves as Secretariat of the Violence Prevention Alliance, an informal network of governments, international agencies, NGOs and academic institutions supporting evidence-informed violence prevention.