About Isabelle WACHSMUTH

Mrs Isabelle Wachsmuth – Huguet, MSc, MPH She is an expert in multi-sectoral institutional and human capacity building with 20 years of experience in an international network promoting and implementing knowledge management solutions in both high and low income countries. She has a Masters in Sciences on “Genie Physiologique” at the University of Poitiers, France and Master in Public Health at the University of Geneva. She was Director of international advanced technology projects in private sector (Vivendi Universal) Now in WHO Headquarter, she is project manager for the Service Delivery and Safety Department to address innovation for service delivery (genomic, palliative care, community engagement, Integrated people centered health services) and Quality of Universal Health Coverage in the perspective to strengthen health system. She is the moderator of the international francophone forum on Health Information For All. HIFA Forums are worldwide collaboration platforms of 20,000 members. From 2007, in WHO Headquarter, she was a project manager of the Evidence Informed Policy Network for the Knowledge Ethic and Research Department. From 2002, she has worked for various WHO departments and on Public-Private Partnerships as adviser for UNECE for Economic Cooperation and Integration and Sustainable Energy Divisions to establish International PPP Centre of Excellence on Health, Institutional and Legal Concession PPP and Renewable energy.

Full Professional Proficiency
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

Master in Public Health
University of Geneva
September 2010 to June 2013

Master in Biology, Physiology, Homeostasis and Phamacology
University of Poitiers
September 1995 to June 1997


Project manager
World Health Organization
August 2003 to Present
Service Delivery and Safety department Knowledge Ethics and Research department Research Policy and Cooperation department Information and technology department


Capacity Building in Practice: Case Study of the Community of Purpose HIFA-Fr to ScaleUp Health Information for all and Evidence Informed PolicyMaking for All
Authors: Santhakumar, A, 2015
Type of Doc: Report | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

A systematic review of Health Technology Assessment tools in sub-Saharan Africa: methodological issues and implications
Authors: Christine KrizaEmail author, Jill Hanass-Hancock, Emmanuel Ankrah Odame, Nicola Deghaye, Rashid Aman, Philip Wahlster, Mayra Marin, Nicodemus Gebe, Willis Akhwale, Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas, 2014
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Excision, conséquences médicales mais nécessité d'action plurisectorielle
Authors: , 2014
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Scaling-up the development of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups in the Economic Community of West African States: Role of a regional organisation, the West African Health Organisation
Authors: Lara Gautier, Papa Coumba Faye, Kamel Senouci, Yves Armand Mongbo, Johanna Austin-Benjamin, Bradford D Gessner, 2013
Type of Doc: Scientific Article | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal