Tim Nguyen

WHO: Unit Head

Tim Nguyen is the Unit Head for High Impact Events in the Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness Department of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme. His team manages WHO’s Information Network for Epidemics, a platform to manage disease infodemics during emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

He joined WHO in 2006 as a Technical Officer in the Yellow Fever Programme and joined WHO’s Global Influenza Programme and supported the global response to the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century in 2008. He is the founding member of WHO’s Global Hepatitis Programme and project manager for the development of the first WHO treatment guideline for HCV.


From 2014-2017, Mr Nguyen led the Knowledge Management, Evidence and Research for Policy-Making unit at WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, where he established the scientific journal Public Health Panorama and was responsible for developing the WHO/Europe resolution and action plan for evidence-informed policy-making.