Dr. Wendy Yared

Director of the Association of European Cancer Leagues

Dr Wendy Yared is the Director of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European alliance of national and regional cancer leagues created in 1980. ECL’s member leagues provide advice, support and other services in cancer control in 23 countries (as of 2017), to a total of 489 million European citizens. ECL’s vision is for a Europe Free of Cancers. The mission of the European Cancer Leagues is to influence and improve cancer control and cancer care in Europe through collaboration between its members in their fight against cancer, and to influence EU and panEuropean policies. Dr Yared has been a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Cancer Control, represents ECL in EU Joint Actions on cancer, and participates in various EU discussions and platforms related to cancer prevention and health promotion.

Dr Yared has over 25 years’ experience in public health and health policy. Her previous professional roles include being the programme manager for regional health policy at the World Health Organization; consultant for the European Parliament; and leader on projects for the United States Public Health Service. A dual EU-USA national, her academic degrees are a Doctor of Public Health in International Health Systems from Johns Hopkins, and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from UC Berkeley, USA. She has authored numerous articles on public health and cancer policies.

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