About Niklas

Dr Niklas Luhmann is a medical doctor. He completed his Master of Science (Msc) in International Public Health at the University of Berlin and Copenhagen in 2006. He has been working for many years on access to healthcare of key populations with a focus on issues around HIV and viral hepatitis prevention, treatment and care access. He joined the French NGO Medecins du Monde (MdM) in 2005 and is today working as HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis advisor for MdM at the headquarters in Paris. For the past years, he has worked increasingly on issues related to hepatitis C treatment access in low and middle income countries.

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

  • Prevention interventions

    Ballroom 3

    Day: 2 November

    Time: 14:00

    Chair: Dr. Amr Kandeel, Ministry of Health, Egypt and Dr. Mark Jacobs, World Health Organization


    • Viral hepatitis prevention efforts in Egypt – successes and challenges.
    • Dr. Amr Kandeel, Ministry of Health, Egypt
    • WHO Injection Safety Project.
    • Dr. Arshad Altaf, World Health Organization
    • Implementing injection safety at the country level: challenges and opportunities.
    • Dr. Huma Qureshi, Pakistan Health Research Council
    • Towards zero transmission of HBV from mother to child: new data and the SHIELD project.
    • Dr. Jinlin Hou, Nanfang Hospital, China
    • HCV prevention among people who use drugs: evidence and ways forward.
      Dr. Niklas Luhmann, Médecins du Monde
    • Blood safety and hepatitis.
    • Dr. Marcelo Addas-Carvalho, Blood Center of Campinas/UNICAMP
    • Q & A session.

    Session objectives:

    • Discuss different core areas of viral hepatitis prevention.
    • Hear country examples of good practice for health facility injection safety, vertical transmission and blood product safety.