WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
Ms Monika Gehner is currently Team Leader, Social Media, at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nationsâ€™ specialized agency for health.
Monika has been working at WHO from 1993-2000 and from 2009-present on various health issues. For instance, she strategized and coordinated the global communications around World Health Day 2012 on active ageing - Adding Health to Life. She coordinated the launch of the first-ever WHO report â€œWomen and healthâ€.
From 1996-2000, Monika Gehner led the content development at WHO of the theme park â€œHealth Futuresâ€ at the World Exposition EXPO 2000, including trends such as population ageing and the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases. From 1993-1996, she co-organized three World AIDS campaigns at WHO and the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS.
From 2007-2009, Monika Gehner worked at the Global Forum for Health Research, an international foundation in Geneva, as part of the management team, advocating for research for health for low- and middle-income countries.
During her break from global health, 2000-2009, she was Chief Operations Officer in an open source web applications start-up.
Monika Gehner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Business Administration (Germany and France) and a Masterâ€™s degree in Communications (United States).