Peggy E. Hanna

With over three decades of experience as a strategist, communicator and capacity builder within the public health, higher education, humanitarian and development sectors, Peggy possesses a well-balanced academic and professional background, particularly in health promotion and health service management in the MENA region. She is a regional consultant, trainer and lecturer on strategic communication, communication for development, risk communication and social marketing for UN agencies, INGOs, and academic institutions, including UNICEF and WHO.

Peggy has worked extensively with the WHO regional offices (EMRO and EURO) and UNICEF within the humanitarian emergency and development sectors, assessing capabilities, developing programs and building capacities to strengthen national and regional level risk communication preparedness and response.

With WHO EMRO, she is handling the risk communication pillar of the Joint External Evaluation and National Action Plan for Health Security missions in EMRO. She has conducted regional trainings with WHO EURO and WHO EMRO focusing on assessing national readiness and preparedness capacities and building the skills of national working forces to plan, develop and implement effective risk communication action plans and initiatives.

With UNICEF, she worked on the development and delivery of training packages on C4D for immunization and WASH for Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. For UNICEF Abu Dhabi, she completed a communication strategy for the Child Friendly City Initiative and for UNFPA, a mapping of the life skills curricula for adolescent girls.