Anders Tegnell is leaving the Public Health Agency and the job as state epidemiologist. Instead, he is starting a new position as an expert for the WHO in Geneva.
Tegnell has been a state epidemiologist since 2013 and was involved from the beginning when the Public Health Agency was formed in 2014. Before that, he worked at, among other things, the Swedish Institute for Infectious Diseases, the National Board of Health and Welfare, and the European Commission.
Passionate about international issues
Tegnell has also previously worked at the WHO, to which he now returns as a senior expert:
“I have worked with vaccines for 30 years and at the same time have always been passionate about international issues. Now I get the chance to contribute to the extensive international work,” says Anders Tegnell about his new role.
Tegnell’s new assignment will include, among other things, making the covid-19 vaccine available to countries that have lacked the conditions to purchase their own vaccine during the pandemic.
“It is still very important that the vaccines reach the countries that have not had the financial conditions to buy their own vaccines,” says Tegnell in a press release from the Public Health Agency.