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Dr. Manuel Carballo

Dr. Manuel Carballo


Dr Manuel Carballo, PhD, MPH, DSP, is an epidemiologist and Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD) in Geneva.  He trained in the UK at Leeds University and the USA at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and later at CDC in the Epidemic Investigation Service.  He is Professor of ClinicalPublicHealth at the Columbia University, Mailman School ofPublicHealth in New York and Adjunct Professor at Tulane University’s Payson Center for International Development in New Orleans.  Prior to joining ICMHD Dr Carballo worked with WHO in a number of countries, and was also responsible for the 1981 landmark WHO International Study on Patterns of Breast Feeding and Quality of Breast Milk and then the WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. In 1986 he was one of the three-person team chosen by the Director General of WHO to set up the WHO Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) where he remained until 1992 as Chief of Behavioural Research.  From 1993 to 1995 he served in Sarajevo as WHOPublicHealth Advisor to Bosnia and Herzegovina with primary responsibility for health protection and then following the war he continued to serve as an adviser to the Ministry of Health.  In 1995 he joined ICMHD as Program Coordinator and in 2001 was appointed Executive Director.  At ICMHD he has been responsible for a number of international research, training and policy initiatives in the area of migration and HIV/AIDS and migration and viral hepatitis, as well as other areas such as maternal and child health and diabetes.  Dr Carballo has served as an advisor to the EU, the Council of Europe, ECDC, WHO and UNFPA.