Dr. Anshu Banerjee

Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Aging

World Health Organization


Dr. Anshu Banerjee is the Director for the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing at the World Health Organization (WHO). He previously served as Director Global Coordination in the Office of the Assistant Director General for Family Women’s and Children’s Health, WHO Geneva, where he led WHO’s work to operationalize the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. Dr Banerjee’s 30+ years in public health includes working as the WHO representative in Albania and Sudan and being seconded at the request of the UN Secretary-General to serve as UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response’s Director of Emergency Operations. He has also worked with other national and international organizations including: Médecins Sans Frontières, the UK Department for International Development in India, and the GAVI Alliance. Dr. Banerjee holds a PhD in tuberculosis control (University of Amsterdam), a Master’s in Public Health for Developing Countries (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and a medical degree (University of Antwerp).