About Yvan

Dr Yvan J-F. Hutin is a Technical Officer in charge of Strategic Information at the Global Hepatitis Programme (GHP) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. After a MD training and a residency in hepato-gastroenterology, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and completed a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Basel. As part of his public health career, he has worked in Burkina Faso, Uganda, India, China and Sweden. His areas of expertise include epidemiology and prevention of viral hepatitis and Field Epidemiology Training Programmes (FETPs).

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • Strategic direction 1: strategic information for focused action


    Day: Wednesday 1

    Time: 14:00

    The Summit’s agenda takes the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS) - and its 5 strategic directions - as its framework. In this plenary session, strategic direction 1 looks at advocacy, political commitment and national planning.


    • Global viral hepatitis situation and response.
      Dr Yvan Hutin, World Health Organization
    • Progress in integrating civil society in the global viral hepatitis response.
      Raquel Peck, World Hepatitis Alliance
    • Country examples demonstrating the role of strategic information in national planning.

    Session objectives:

    To highlight:

    • The role and importance of strategic information in planning and monitoring national responses.
    • The priority actions for countries and role of WHO in supporting countries.
    • The latest data on the global viral hepatitis situation and response.
    • Progress made in integrating civil society in the global viral hepatitis response and on global awareness activities.
    • Country examples demonstrating the important role of strategic information for focused action.