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Desiree Montecillo-Narvaez
Desiree Montecillo-Narvaez
Dr. Desiree Montecillo- Narvaez is currently Programme Officer of UNEP Chemicals Division of Technology, Industry and Economics based in Geneva. She is responsible for the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership’s work on the reduction of intentional uses of mercury, on UNEP’s work on “Children’s Environmental Health”, and more recently on “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals” as well as on “Women and Chemicals”.

Prior to joining UNEP 8 years ago, Dr. Narvaez was active with work on international chemicals management through development of international chemicals policy. She worked on health and environmental linkage projects at the regional level with WHO WPRO and UNEP ROAP. She was short-term consultant in various capacities at WHO Geneva.

She has had 20 years of public health experience in building capacities for local governments and providing technical assistance to partners at both national and regional levels. She served as resource person in various international fora on health and environment and has been author/co-author of several publications.

Dr. Narvaez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Medical Degree, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of the Philippines, and a Certificate in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Stanford University in the USA. One of her relevant trainings is on international chemicals management with the Japan International Cooperation

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