The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) responds to global health emergencies such as the Zika virus, Ebola and H1N1. In episode 9 we talk to Christine Cool of The Warning Project who discusses the emergency response side to health crises. Christine has deployed to several emergencies with the W.H.O. and talks to us about her experiences in these challenging and often dangerous environments.
Director, Strategic Partnerships, The Warning Project, Christine “Tiffany” Domingo-Cool, a former UN official (staffer) is now the managing director of Cool Consulting, which specializes in communications strategy and rapid response in complex emergencies.
She has spent over a decade working in countries with national governments in areas most vulnerable to major humanitarian disasters and public health threats, namely the massive cholera outbreak in Haiti 2011 and most recently typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines late 2013.
As the former response operations officer for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) , a global network of emergency responders, she managed partnership activities and rapid deployment of Network partners from agencies such as the US CDC and the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in response to international emergencies.