João Breda

João Breda is a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Porto University, Portugal, where he defended a thesis focused on alcohol and young people. Before joining WHO in 2010, he worked as a public health specialist at the Ministry of Health at local and national level in the fields of nutrition, physical activity, obesity and alcohol abuse. In these positions he closely liaised with WHO and the EU. Among his several dozens of published scientific papers and original books emerges the number one best-selling book on infant nutrition in Portugal. He was the Programme Manager Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at WHO EURO before moving to  WHO’s NCD Office in Moscow in 2017. The office has been setup as the innovation powerhouse for NCDs prevention and management in Europe and beyond.