Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, a doctor, lecturer within the Department of Health Sciences, and President of the European Association of Public Health, has been selected to become Director of Polices and Health Systems for the World Health Organisation (WHO).
She announced the news earlier today on a Facebook post, as she shared how she’s about to start a new chapter in her professional life. She shares how excited she is, particularly to work with Hans Kluge, together with her European colleagues and Maltese network in these difficult times within the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Azzopardi Muscat specialises in public health medicine above all, and teaches in the faculty of Health Sciences at UOM. She graduated with a PhD in 2016, from the University of Maastricht, with research in the Europeanisation within systems of health, especially when it comes to small islands.
Her research was recognised by WHO, and in 2017, UOM, and thanks to her studies, UOM was considered as a centre of collaboration for WHO, with regard to systems of health and policies in small countries.
Well done Dr Natasha! Malta is super proud.