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Representative

Dr. Markus Behrend

Appointed UNFPA Representative for Peru and Country Director for Chile and Ecuador in September 2018.

Doctor by profession (University of Hamburg) with a Master's degree in Health Systems Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Academic Doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. More than 24 years of experience in public health issues and international cooperation for development in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

From 2013 to 2018, he was UNFPA Representative for Nicaragua and Country Director for Costa Rica and Panama. From 2004 to 2013, he managed GIZ health and development programs in Angola and Nepal. A graduate of the WHO Global Health Leadership Program, he spent five years with this agency in Geneva. Early in his career, Dr. Behrend focused on the control of neglected tropical diseases in Colombia, Angola, and Ecuador.

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