Fasihah Taleo

Neglected Tropical Diseases Focal Person, Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vanuatu Ministry of Health and Medical Services

Fasihah Taleo is the NTD Focal Person for WHO Vanuatu, supporting government on the strategic vision of the health sector, and ensuring that priority policies in the delivery of health services are practicable with the coordination of government and development partner funding resources.

She facilitated and led the Lymphatic Filariasis elimination program for Vanuatu, which was certified as LF free in 2016; she also led the Trachoma elimination program for Vanuatu and submitted the dossier in 2019 to be certified as Trachoma free.

Fasihah has co-authored research papers on lymphatic filariasis elimination, trachoma elimination, yaws elimination, dengue surveillance in Vanuatu, and WASH and NTDs, in various health publications.

Fasihah holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Parasitology and Entomology, from the Malaysia Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Kuala Lumpur, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Science, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Email : taleof [at] who [dot] int