WHO national counterpart and national technical focal points

WHO national counterpart

Ms Ásthildur Knútsdóttir
Special Advisor
Department of Quality and Prevention
Ministry of Welfare

WHO national technical focal points


Communicable diseases

Dr Haraldur Briem
Director, Chief Epidemiologist
Centre for Health Security and Communicable Diseases Control
Directorate of Health

Noncommunicable diseases

Dr Dora Guðmundsdóttir
Head of Division
Division of Determinants of Health
Directorate of Health

Mental health

Dr Pall Matthiasson
Chief Executive
Mental Health Services
National University Hospital

Violence and injury prevention

Ms Jenny Ingudottir
Project Manager
Health Information
Directorate of Health

Promoting health throughout the life-course

Ms Hildur Kristjansdottir
Project Manager
Supervision and Quality
Directorate of Health

Equity and social determinants of health

Ms Gigja Gunnarsdottir
Project Manager Physical Activity
Directorate of Health

Health and the environment

Dr Haraldur Briem
Director, Chief Epidemiologist
Centre for Health Security and Communicable Diseases Control
Directorate of Health

Health systems

Dr Sveinn Magnússon
Director General
Department of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Welfare

Subnational policies: regions and cities

Dr Sveinn Magnússon
Director General
Department of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Welfare

Preparedness, surveillance and response

Dr Haraldur Briem
Director, Chief Epidemiologist
Centre for Health Security and Communicable Diseases Control
Directorate of Health

Leadership and governance, strategic planning, resource coordination and reporting

Ms Anna Lilja Gunnarsdóttir
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Welfare

Strategic communications

Ms Vilborg Ingólfsdóttir
Director of Department
Ministry of Welfare