Profile: Ilirjana

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Ilirjana (Austria)
National Professional Officer
Duty station: Pristina, Kosovo

1. Why did you join WHO?

I decided to join WHO as I am passionate about improving people’s health in a collaborative and stimulating environment that encourages me to develop myself professionally as well as personally.

2. In your opinion, what does WHO stand for in the world?

I am especially attracted to an organization such as WHO, as an international leader in improving the healthcare of millions of patients by shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

3. What are you most proud of in your work?

I believe that through my advanced training, I bring dedication, attention to detail, a team player attitude and love for science to the table!

4. What motivates you to continuously contribute to WHO's mission?

The multicultural environment is stimulating for me as I have dedicated my life to multiethnic and multi cultural collaborations. I feel that WHO provides the exact combination of cultural sensitivity and team work that attracts me as professional.