The 27th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held on 14th May 2020 with Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus the World Health Organization(WHO) Representative to Bhutan and Mr. Gerald Daly the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Bhutan. as the guest speaker.

Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus joined WHO Country Office for Bhutan in January 2017 as WHO Representative. Prior to joining in WHO Bhutan, he has been working in WHO South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) in New Delhi, India as Coordinator for Country Support and Coordination. Dr Rui has held senior positions in WHO/SEARO viz. Regional Advisor, Leprosy Elimination Programme (2012-2014), Regional Advisor (Communicable Diseases Control (2010-2012), Technical Officer, Country Cooperation Strategy and Governing Bodies (2009), and Technical Officer, Sustainable health policy (2006-2009). Prior to joining WHO, Dr Rui has worked with the World Bank Office, Timor-Leste as Senior Health Specialist (2004-2005). He has also held various senior positions in the government of Timor-Leste during the UN East Timor Transitional Administration.

Mr. Gerald Daly is the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Bhutan since March 2017. Prior to his appointment as RC for Bhutan, Gerald served as Policy Adviser and Team Leader of Programme, Joint Funding and Business Operations in the UN Development Group (2011-2017). His focus areas included ensuring cross-UN ownership and development of Delivering as One at both strategic and operational levels along with funding/implementation of integrated policy work.

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