WHO Representative in the Philippines

WHO/Y. Shimizu

Dr Gundo Weiler assumed the position as WHO Representative to the Philippines in March 2016. He was appointed after more than 15 years of service for the World Health Organization at country, regional and global levels.

Before moving to the Philippines, Dr Weiler served – amongst others – as Programme Coordinator of the Global HIV and Hepatitis Programmes at WHO Headquarters; as Strategic Information Coordinator for HIV and Hepatitis; as Coordinator for Communicable Disease in the WHO Office in Ukraine; and as Heath Systems lead for the WHO Global 3by5 Initiative.

Throughout his assignments, Dr Weiler has worked extensively with governments, service providers and civil society on all continents in designing and implementing evidence based policies and health system approaches to ensure people’s full access to critical health services with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged.

Prior to joining WHO, Dr Weiler engaged in clinical work, research and non-government organizations in Germany, France, Australia and the Philippines. Dr Weiler trained as a physician at the Humboldt University at Berlin, was awarded a doctorate in medical sociology by the Free University Berlin, and holds a Diploma in Health Systems Management by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Weiler is married and has three children.