Dr Santino Severoni

Dr. Severoni he is Coordinator Public Health and Migration and area programme manager, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being at the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Since 2000 he has held senior positions at the World Health Organization European Office. He is a medical doctor, health economist, epidemiologist and experienced system management.

He has over 24 years of experience as international senior technical advisor and executive, and has worked for, governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs and foundations in Eastern Africa, Balkans, Central Asia and Europe. During his professional career he has dedicated his work to global health with particular focus to health sector reforms, health system strengthening, health diplomacy, aid coordination/effectiveness, management of complex emergencies and since 2011coordinating the public health aspect of migration work for the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

In 2010 he moved to the WHO Regional Office for EURO in Copenhagen as the Regional Adviser on Strategic Relation with Countries. In 2011 with the crises in Northern Africa and the massive migration phenomenon to South Europe he was appointed as Regional Director’s Special Representative for health and migration. Since 2013 he is leading the Public Health and Migration programme in the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being. In 2018 he supported the Assistant Director General on Special Initiatives to establish the WHO Global Migration programme and to provide technical inputs to the Global Compact on Refugee and the Global Compact on Orderly, Safe and Regular Migration. At the regional level lead and coordinated the development of the first WHO report on the health status of refugee and migrant in the WHO European Region.

Dr Severoni has written many scientific articles, book chapters, has given interviews and participated to various TV and Radio Broadcasts related to Public Health aspect of migration both in Italian and International networks.