Haik Nikogosian MD, PhD, DSc, has long been involved in leading positions in public health, with significant roles played for health services and policies, counteracting major global health challenges and promoting cutting-edge developments and international cooperation in health.
He is currently Senior Fellow at the Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, with concentration on global health instruments, diplomacy and governance. He worked in senior positions in the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2001-2017, most recently as Special Representative of the WHO Regional Director for Europe.
In 2007–2014 Dr Nikogosian served as the first Head of Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), with an overall responsibility for leading the work of WHO’s first global health treaty. This included the ground-work for treaty institutions, operations and instruments, including the negotiations and adoption of its first Protocol - a new international treaty in its own right. In 2001-2007 he held senior positions with the WHO Regional Office for Europe, including as Head, Noncommunicable Diseases and Lifestyles.
In the 1990s, before his move to international service, Dr Nikogosian served as Minister of Health, and as founding Chairman of the National Institute of Health of Armenia. Prior to those appointments he led innovative developments and services in areas such as multidisciplinary diagnostic services, nation-wide health screenings and international telemedicine.
Dr Nikogosian received MD, as well as PhD and Professorship in medicine and health services and Doctorate in healthcare organization and public health. Served as chair and member of several scientific and expert committees and spoke at numerous international events including at ministerial conferences, world congresses and high-level panels. Recent publications cover a range of issues on global health instruments, diplomacy and governance and the intersection of regional and global health