Douglas Webb is the Global Health and Environment Advisor for UNDP, based in Amman, Jordan.
His work focuses on the health and environment nexus; infectious and chronic epidemic response governance and the social determinants of health in the context of environmental change. He was UNDP’s Senior Response Coordinator for COVID-19 (March-May 2020).
In 2014-2015 he was seconded to be a Deputy Director in the UN Mission for the Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in West Africa.
From 2008-2011 he was with UNICEF in Ethiopia managing UNICEF’s child focused social protection, HIV prevention and AIDS impact mitigation.
He was the Chief of the Children and AIDS Section in the UNICEF Regional Office in Kenya (2004-8) and focused on HIV impact mitigation in UNICEF Zambia (1995-7).
He served as Global HIV/AIDS Adviser for Save the Children UK (2000-4) in London.
His doctoral thesis examined the social epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa (University of London, 1995).
He has over 50 published articles and book chapters and is the author of HIV and AIDS in Africa and co-editor of Social Protection for Africa’s Children. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Global Public Health at New York University.