Petra Khoury & Lasha Goguadze

Director & Senior Health Officer, Health and Care Department, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

About Petra Khoury & Lasha Goguadze

Dr Petra Khoury, who is a national of both Lebanon and the United States, brings significant professional experience from both countries. Most recently, she led the national COVID-19 response and vaccination plan in Lebanon and was appointed as the Chair of the national COVID-19 Vaccination Executive Committee. In this capacity, she developed and executed the operational response and vaccination plan and became the nation's scientific spokesperson on COVID-19 related matters, serving as the Public Health Advisor to the Prime Minister of Lebanon.

Dr. Lasha Goguadze works in the Health and Care Department of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and is technical focal for programmes related to health and migration, health and climate, Drug Abuse, HIV and Tuberculosis. Medical Doctor, Master in Advances of Sciences in Public Health. Lasha has spent several years as a Federation’s field delegate in Europe and Asia. He coordinates activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent health & migration, health & climate working groups, Red Cross and Red Crescent Partnership on Substance Abuse. Responsible global grants in respective files, provides technical support to country activities, manages global partnerships; developed several tools and guidelines in related areas.

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