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UntitledTeam Leader, HIV, Hepatitis and STI
World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Manila, Philippines

Dr. Ying-Ru Lo serves as the Team Leader of the HIV, Hepatitis & STI Unit within the Division of Communicable Disease Control at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office of the Western Pacific. Dr. Lo oversees the surveillance, prevention and treatment of HIV, hepatitis and STI programmes at the WHO.

Dr. Lo possesses a wealth of experience as a senior public health advisor on HIV, hepatitis and STI for the World Health Organization in developing guidelines and evaluating their impact. Over the past decade she has led the development of global, regional and national guidelines and metrics that led to policy change in countries. She has around 40 publications and has written various book chapters.

Her interest lies in translating research to implementation and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of public health interventions.

Prior to her role in the Regional Office, Dr. Lo served as the Global HIV Prevention Coordinator at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva and as Public Health Advisor for HIV and STIs in the Regional Office in New Delhi and the Country Office in Thailand.

Dr. Ying-Ru Lo serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CAPRISA in Durban, South Africa and is part of a US National Institutes of Health R01 AI108366-01 grant on Unintended and Intended Implications of HIV Cure: A Social and Ethical Analysis, which brings together social scientists and ethicists from China, South Africa and the United States.

Dr. Lo received her medical degree from the University of Hamburg in Germany. She completed her residency in internal medicine and tropical medicine at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Hamburg. She is board certified in internal medicine and tropical medicine.

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