Dr Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, Director & Adviser, Integrated Health Services, Division of UHC and Life Course, World Health Organization, Geneva
Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, after receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from Paris University, practiced cardiology in France for several years before undertaking postgraduate studies in epidemiology, social sciences and philosophy in France and Chile. Since 1995, her activities have been wholly focused on questions of bioethics and global public health. Until October 2002, she worked in Chile, where she took part in several projects of co-operation with Chilean institutions: at the request of the Chilean Government she set up a Bioethics Unit in the Ministry of Health.
In November 2002 Dr. Bouësseau joined the World Health Organization in Geneva for the creation of the Ethics and Health Unit established by the Director General. She led the activities of this team over a period of six years and coordinated numerous projects in the field of public health ethics and research ethics, especially in low- and middle-income countries, in close collaboration with the three levels of the organization, with the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Bioethics and with a number of other international organizations active in that field. In May 2013, she was asked to work with the WHO Department of Integrated Health Services, she contributes to a number of projects across programs with a focus on integrated people centered care. She leads the work on integrated palliative care and recently coordinated the publication of a series of guides aiming to strengthen palliative care services in countries