Partnership Contribution Independent Technical Expert Mechanism (PCITEM)

The Partnership Contribution Independent Technical Expert Mechanism PCITEM, comprising 8 experts from a variety of relevant disciplines, will meet each biennium to review the projects submitted for Partnership Contribution funds use. PCITEM will review and provide scientific and technical guidance and advice to support, improve and finalize the PC funded work plans.

Observers to the PCITEM

In accordance with the PCITEM Terms of Reference (see above link), "WHO, in consultation with the PCITEM Chair, may, on a case‐by‐case basis . . . invite one or more Observers to attend open sessions of PCITEM meetings." WHO selects observers according to criteria set out in the terms of reference as well as a set of principles developed for the selection and participation of observers, available below.

Call for Observer Nominations

WHO invites non-state actors to submit their nominations for observers to attend open sessions of the next meeting of the Partnership Contribution Independent Technical Expert Mechanism (PCITEM), on 1 October 2019. All nominations must be submitted via the link below no later than 5 September 2019, 17:00 Central European Daylight Time (UTC +2).

List of experts for the 2018-19 biennium

First meeting was held in Geneva on 26-27 October 2017
  • Dr Silvia Bino
    pdf, 49kb

    Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Head, Control of Infectious Diseases Department, Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
  • Dr Joseph Bresee
    pdf, 180kb

    Associate Director of Global Health Affairs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza Division in Atlanta
  • Dr Malinee Chittanganpitch
    pdf, 92kb

    Chief of Respiratory virus section and Thai National Influenza Center under National Institute of Health, Department of Medical Sciences, MoPH Thailand
  • Dr Senait Kebede
    pdf, 289kb

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Global Health, President of International Health Consultancy, LLC, GA USA
  • Dr Frances McGrath
    pdf, 213kb

    Chief Advisor in the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, New Zealand.
  • Dr Mohamed Nour
    pdf, 174kb

    Public Health Specialist, Expert in Emergency Risk communication, and an epidemiologist in Communicable Disease at the Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control Department (HP & CDC), Ministry of Public Health, Qatar
  • Dr Kanta Subbarao
    pdf, 109kb

    Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at VIDRL and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne
  • Dr P. V. Venugopal
    pdf, 45kb

    Former Director of International Operations at Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)


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