Dr. Gerry Eijkemans

Unit Chief, Health Promotion and Social Determinants
Pan American Health Organization/WHO

Dr Gerry Eijkemans is Unit Chief, Health Promotions and Social Determinants for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). She joined PAHO Mexico in February 2016 as PAHO/WHO Representative and has held similar roles in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and Suriname.

Dr Eijkemans is a Dutch national, a medical doctor from the University of Nijmegen by training with a Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, specialized in determinants of health and occupational and environmental health.

As PAHO/WHO Representative, she works on supporting the government in the development and implementation of Public Health Initiatives and strengthening health systems and services. She has showed leadership in various areas of public health in various countries in the Region, notably the the work towards a Health in All Policies and Social Determinants of Health approach, development of the Tobacco Legislation and the strengthening of the NCD Programs. Furthermore, Dr Eijkemans worked closely with the Governments in the development of National Health Sector Plans and the implementation of national health insurance initiatives towards Universal Health.

Speaking Sessions

Dr. Gerry Eijkemans will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.


In this keynote session, we have invited a panel of international experts to share insights, helping make sense of the changing and sometimes controversial sea of information about COVID-19.

  • Find out what we are still learning about the virus, and emerging recommendations around transmission and effective controls. 
  • Understand the anxiety and mental health impacts and how our understanding of workplace wellness is changing through the pandemic.
  • Get clarity into what we are learning about the virus, immunity, and vaccines.
  • Learn key considerations to protect our businesses and our most vulnerable workers.
  • And discover important lessons we're learning about crisis communications within our organizations and with our clients.


Dr. Andrew Szeto
Dr. Gerry Eijkemans
Dr. Mark Schenker
Max Lum
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