Flavia Bustreo, Italia
Dr Bustreo was the former World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health. At WHO, she also served as Deputy Director and then Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health from 2006 to 2010. In 2004-2005, she served as Interim Deputy Director of the Child Survival Partnership.
Dr Bustreo’s work has focused on policy development concerning child and maternal health, policy implementation and partnership-building with a wide range of stakeholders. In 2010, she led the development of the United Nations’ Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. In 2008, she contributed to the High Level Taskforce on International Innovative Financing for Health Systems, and in 2005, to the UN Taskforce on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 & 5 to reduce maternal and child mortality.
Dr Bustreo is particularly interested in the field of human rights, in particular women’s and children’s rights.
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