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Joy Shumake-Guillemot

World Health Organization/ World Meteorological Organization

Dr. Joy Shumake-Guillemot leads the World Health Organization/World Meteorological Organization Climate and Health Joint Office in Geneva, Switzerland. She is an environmental health scientist and public health practitioner who has worked with WHO, WMO, UNICEF and others to develop public health policy and programming for climate adaptation and risk management. She has extensive field experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America supporting public health and humanitarian assistance programmes. Her current work focuses on enabling WMO and WHO to work together to accelerate the availability, access and use of climate and weather information that can improve public health policy and practice. She plays a leading coordination role for the Health, Environment, and Climate Change Coalition (HECCC) between UN Environment, WHO and WMO. Joy has led several strategic efforts as the lead author of the WHO Operational Framework for Climate Resilient Health Systems, the health strategy for the Global Framework for Climate Services, the Climate Service for Health Guidebook and has contributed to numerous research, policy and technical publications. Joy received her Doctor of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

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