Hans Kluge

Hans Kluge is a Belgian trained medical doctor holding a Diploma degree in public health. He has a wealth of country and management experience spanning several WHO Regions with a background in health systems, public health and infectious diseases, including in Somalia, Liberia, Myanmar, Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus. Hans Kluge moved to the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen in 2009 as head of Country Policies and Systems and has worked as Special Representative to Combat MDR-TB in the European Region. In 2010, he became Director, Division of Health Systems and Public Health. He received an Award from the Russian government for his efforts in combating TB and HIV in the Russian penitentiary system. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care and published in the field of TB, public health and on the impact of the economic crisis on health system performance in Europe. He is the focal point for health systems at WHO Euro for two cross-Divisional programmes: Health System Strengthening for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and MDR-TB.