Johannah Wegerdt

Health and well-being specialist

Green Climate Fund

Republic of Korea

Johannah Wegerdt is the Health and Well-being Specialist at the Green Climate Fund. Prior to that she was based in Thailand with UNDP with the Global Environmental Finance Unit developing climate change and health projects. At the Umea University Epidemiology and Global Health Unit she managed two FP7 consortia on social determinants of health and the other on climate and dengue fever. With Médecins Sans Frontier she conducted operational research on subjects ranging from environmental health to communicable diseases. In Myanmar, she evaluated several a vector-borne disease programmes specialising on dengue. She did her PhD at the University of Nottingham from 2000 to 2003 on aeolian dust, air pollution and childhood respiratory symptoms in Qaraqalpaqstan, Uzbekistan near the shrinking Aral Sea. Earlier studies were in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she focused on air pollution (1999) for her Masters. Past consultancies have been with UNICEF, WHO, UN-OCHA, UNDP and WFP in Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia. She was a Senior Epidemiologist for two UK government agencies, namely the Health and Safety Laboratory and the Health Protection Agency, and Epidemiologist for Valid International in multiple countries in Africa.