Stella Chungong

Medical Officer, Department of Communicable Disease, Surveillance and Response

World Health Organization


Dr Chungong is currently chief for the IHR Core Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit within the Country Emergency Preparedness department in the WHO Health Emergency Programme. In this role, she is responsible for the WHO support to the IHR Joint External Evaluations, operational readiness, the country planning, simulation exercises and after action reviews, all underpinned by the one health approach. Prior to that she was the coordinator of the Global Preparedness, Surveillance and Response operations unit in WHO Geneva. She has held other coordinator positions in WHO, including for the IHR Monitoring, Procedures and Information Unit, as well as being acting Director for the International Health Regulations Department for a while. She has also worked within the Global Influenza Programme in WHO Geneva, as well as for the Ministry of Health in Cameroon. Dr Chungong has worked with both developing countries and developed countries, across all WHO regions. She holds an MD from the University Center for Health Sciences, Cameroon, a Diploma in Community Medicine from the University of Geneva, and an MPH from the University of Leeds in the UK.