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 Krug 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, USA. He has earned several awards and is a member of several editorial boards for scientific journals. Prior to joining WHO, Dr Krug held several positions working on violence and injuries prevention in WHO & the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and served as country Director for Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Dr Krug was appointed Director of the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) at WHO in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2000. He coordinated the development of WHO’s first World report on violence and health and oversaw preparations for numerous other publications, as well as for World Health Day 2004, the first United Nations Global Road Safety Week and a large number of other global events. Dr Krug chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.

In September 2014, the merger of the Department for Management of NCDs (MND) and the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) resulted in the creation of a new Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI). On 15 September 2014, Dr Krug was appointed as Director of NVI.

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