Violence and Injury Prevention

Etienne Krug, MD, MPH

Director, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention

Phone: +41 22 791 3535
Fax: +41 22 791 4489
Email: kruge@who.int


Responsibilities:

  • Policy
  • Funding
  • Management
  • Partnerships
  • International Organizing Committee for World Conference

Dr Etienne Krug is Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) since its creation in September 2014. He holds a degree of Medical Doctor from the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, his native country, and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University in the United States.

In his current position, he defines the broad strategic directions for the WHO programmes which address the management of noncommunicable diseases; disability; and violence and injury prevention. He oversees relations with governmental and non-governmental partners, the development of global reports and guidelines, preparations for major political and advocacy events such as ministerial conferences and United Nations official weeks and days, and the management of substantive technical projects in countries. Dr Krug chairs the International Organizing Committee for the series of World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.

Dr Krug was Director of the WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) from 2000 to 2014. Prior to joining WHO, Dr Krug held positions at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and served as Country Director for Medecins Sans Frontières in several countries in Africa and Latin America. He has earned numerous awards and is a member of several editorial boards for scientific journals.

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