MONIKA GEHNER

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION


MONIKA GEHNER

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

Ms Monika Gehner is currently Team Leader, Social Media, at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ 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 “Women and health”.

From 1996-2000, Monika Gehner led the content development at WHO of the theme park “Health Futures” 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 Master’s degree in Communications (United States).