Associate Director, Public Health Emergencies Preparedness and Response
Douglas Noble, Associate Director, Public Health Emergencies Preparedness and Response
Dr. Douglas Noble (BSc, BMBCh, MRCS, MPH, MD(Res), FRSPH, FFPH) is the Associate Director for Public Health Emergencies Preparedness and Response for UNICEF. As the global lead for public health emergencies in UNICEF he is driven by a desire to ensure that girls and boys, families and communities are prepared and protected during public health emergencies.
Dr. Noble first joined UNICEF in 2013 as the Regional Health Adviser for South Asia based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He later joined UNICEF China as the Deputy Representative from 2017 - 2023.
He has also previously worked in the UK National Health Service, Department of Health and Health Protection Agency, with the World Health Organization, and was a Harkness Fellow with the Commonwealth Fund. He has an honorary academic affiliation with the University of Oxford.
Dr. Noble studied science at the University of St. Andrews and medicine at Oxford University. He has a master’s degree and research doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins and Queen Mary University of London, respectively. He is a British national.
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