Global One Health Coordinator
World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH)
Dr. Wannous is the One Health Global Coordinator and Senior Specialist for the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) supporting One Health initiatives, including on emerging, remerging and endemic zoonotic diseases, AMR, food safety, and integrating the environment into the One Health approach.
Before joining WOAH, Dr. Wannous worked in the UN System on health emergencies prevention, preparedness and response at the animal, human and environment interfaces. This included coordinated the implementation of the health components of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and led the Science and Technology Partnership and Advisory Group at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2017). She was the Senior Policy Advisor to the UN Special Envoy on Ebola response in West Africa (2014-2015) and to the UN System Influenza Coordination (2011-2015) leading strategic planning and technical support to countries’ preparedness and response interventions and building strategic partnerships, liaison and coordination with multiple stakeholders. She also coordinated the 'Toward a Safer World (TASW) Network- for Pandemic Preparedness’ since 2011.
Dr. Wannous is a public health professional with PhD in International Health and Development from Tulane University in USA and with extensive training and experience in capacity building and health system resilience.