Dr. Jarno Habicht
Dr Habicht has been appointed as WHO Representative and Head of WHO Country Office in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan since September 2015.
Dr Habicht was WHO Representative and Head of WHO Country Office in the Republic of Moldova since January 2011 until recently. A national of Estonia, Dr Habicht has been working for WHO since 2003 at country level. At the same time, he has been involved to health care and public health initiatives in various countries of Eastern Europe and European Union on health system development, health financing and service delivery, policy dialogues, as well as in the organization of the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems in 2008 in Tallinn.
Previously, he has served as Health Specialist for Estonian Health Insurance Fund and consultant and researcher for various health projects and health information initiatives of the Department of Public Health (University of Tartu) and Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, among others. He holds a Diploma in Medicine (MD) and Doctor Medicine (PhD) from University of Tartu, Estonia.