Dr Lo Ying-Ru Jacqueline is an infectious disease physician from Hamburg, Germany who took up her duties at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1998. With over three decades of work experience as a clinician and public health adviser, Dr Lo has worked in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific and has held positions at all three levels of the Organization. Dr Lo’s particular interest lies in translating research into implementation. Dr Lo led the introduction of HIV treatment in the early 1990s in Asia, reinvigorated WHO’s global HIV prevention programme in Geneva and more recently led the introduction of hepatitis treatment in Asia. Dr Lo was appointed WHO Representative to Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore in October 2017.
Dr Lo has more than 50 peer-reviewed articles showcasing the role of Asian expertise in global health published in reputable international journals such as Nature Medicine and The Lancet HIV. She was an associate editor of the Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal.
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