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Dorit Nitzan, MD, MPH

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World Health Organization (WHO) Representative and Head of Country Office in Ukraine

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Professional Summary

Dorit Nitzan, MD, MPH has been serving as the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative and Head of Country Office in Ukraine since 2012. From 2005 to 2012 She was the WHO Head of Country Office in Serbia and the Manager of Public Health Services for South-east Europe. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Food and Nutrition Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Health. She was active in global health work through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, WFP and was a consultant to Ethiopia, China, Moldova and the Russian Federation. She also took part in the humanitarian response to the tsunami in Thailand. She completed her residency and specialized in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Babies Hospital, Columbia University, New York. She studied medicine in Tel Aviv University and earned her Master in Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Columbia University, New York. Prior to medicine she completed her BSc in Nutrition in the Hebrew University. 


Research interests

Global health, outbreaks and crises, social determinants of health, right to health, health surveillance, nutrition, food security

 

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