WHO Representative

Dr Rajesh Pandav is the WHO Representative to the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste. Dr Pandav was appointed as the WHO Representative to Timor-Leste in April, 2015. His association with WHO started in 2004 as a short term professional with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit in WHO SEARO. Since then he has served in various capacities: Temporary International Professional for Planning and Programme Management, WHO Country Office for Maldives, (2007-2008); Medical Officer (Public Health,) WHO Country Office for Maldives, (2009-2011); and Health Policy Advisor, WHO Country Office for Timor Leste, (2011-March 2015). Prior to joining WHO, Dr Pandav served as Senior Research associate, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA. Earlier he was Research officer and Field coordinator for International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. He also served as Medical officer and Project coordinator for Indo-US Cross National Dementia Epidemiology Study, New Delhi, India. Dr Pandav has co-authored several scientific publications. Dr Pandav received his M.B.B.S degree from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India and Masters in Public Health from University of Pittsburgh, United States of America.