Alana Officer

Alana’s academic background spans Podiatric Medicine, Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) and Public Health.

Prior to joining WHO, Alana held a range of clinical and managerial positions working on health, disability, rehabilitation and development in Africa, Europe, South Asia, the Middle East and the Western Pacific. After 8 years of leading WHO’s work on disability, Alana joined the Ageing and Life course team in 2014 to lead the development of the World Report on Ageing and Health (2015).

She currently oversees the development of the Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030 and coordinates the organizations work on age-friendly environments including the Global Network on Age-friendly Cities and Communities as well as the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.