Violence and Injury Prevention

WHO Western Pacific Region

Jonathon Passmore

Technical Officer (Violence and Injury Prevention)
Phone: +63 2 528 9856
Fax: +63 2 521 1036

Jonathon is an Australian public health road safety and injury prevention specialist educated at the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Science with Honours) and Curtin University of Technology (Master of Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health). Prior to first joining WHO, Jonathon worked for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Australian state of Victoria.

Jonathon joined the WHO China Country Office in 2004 where he managed the collaborative road safety and injury prevention programme for three years. Returning to Australia in 2006, Jonathon served as Manager for Major Projects (Road Safety) at the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) where he led a range of road safety programmes including police enhanced enforcement, motorcycle and vehicle safety. He also supported the development of TAC's internationally renowned road safety social marketing programme.

Jonathon returned to WHO in 2008 to serve as International Programme Officer for the WHO Viet Nam Country Office, overseeing implementation of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, a collaborative effort led by the National Traffic Safety Committee. The programme focuses on the prevention of drink-driving and the non-use of motorcycle helmets, two major risk factors for road traffic death and injury in Viet Nam.

Since March 2013, Jonathon has been based in Manila at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific where he now coordinates all regional violence and injury prevention programmes, providing technical and other support to WHO Country Offices and Member States on issues such as road safety, violence prevention and child injury prevention.

Pauline Kleinitz

Technical Officer (Disability)
Phone: +63 2 5289865

Pauline Kleinitz is an Australian national. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy and Master's Degree in International Development. Prior to joining WHO, she worked for a partnership between the University of Melbourne and an internationally focused disability nongovernmental organization, CBM Australia, where she undertook lecturing, research, programme management, capacity development and technical assistance roles in disability-inclusive development. Pauline has worked in the disability sector for over twenty years, including in government and nongovernment agencies in Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as community-based rehabilitation in Malawi.

Pauline joined the WHO team in 2011 and is the Disability Technical Officer for the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. She coordinates the disability and rehabilitation programme across the region, providing technical support to WHO country offices and Member States in a range of areas including rehabilitation, assistive technology, disability data, community-based rehabilitation and disability-inclusive and accessible health.