Michael Ryan – WHO – Maire Connolly – NUIG – Pandem

Maire Connolly is a member of NPHET

Pandem – What is Pandem?

Pandemic Risk and Emergency Management, PANDEM (Grant Agreement number: 652868), is a Coordination and Support action funded by the Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Programme (H2020-DRS-2014/2015) under the topic: Crisis management 4: Feasibility study for strengthening capacity-building for health and security protection in case of large-scale pandemics – Phase I Demo.

Research on the action began in September 2015 and the project has an 18 month implementation plan. 





PANDEM 2 – Co-ordinated by the National University of Ireland, Galway.  €8,705,650 EU grant  Start date 1 Feb 2021 – end date 31 Jan 2023

New €9.75m Irish-Led Project Set to Strengthen EU Preparedness and Response to Future Pandemics – 2 Feb 2021

Pintail – partner in Pandem 2

Marie Connelly – Prof Connolly graduated in medicine from NUIG, holds a Masters in Public Health from UCD, has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland. Her areas of expertise include global health security, emerging infectious diseases, pandemic management and humanitarian response.

  • 1995 to 2012  Policy advisor to WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security in Geneva
  • 2000 – 2007 WHO’s Coordinator for Disease Control in Emergencies
  • 2007 to 2012  Lead focal point for pandemic preparedness
  • 2015 – 2017 She co-ordinated a Horizon 2020 project on pandemic management in the School of Medicine at NUIG called “Pandem”
  • 2020 – to present Public Health Adviser to the Department of Health in Ireland on the COVID-19 response
  • 2020 to present Member of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)
  • 2020  to present Member of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG) to NPHET chaired by Prof Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University.

Michael J Ryan wikipedia married to Maire Connolly

A man destined for the top from a young age – 1 May 2020

Act fast and have no regrets – WHO doc – 28 March 2020

Ryan’s predecessor at the WHO was Peter Salama who died from a heart attack on 23 January 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, at the age of 51.

How a former trauma surgeon from Ireland is leading global fight against coronavirus – 17 March 2020

Michael J. Ryan Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Coley Ryan

Henry Ryan – CEO Learning Bird

Henry Ryan Named to C21 Canada Board of Advisors – 21 April 2021


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