Gottfried Hirnschall


Dr Gottfried Hirnschall was the Director of the HIV/AIDS Department and the Global Hepatitis Programme (GHP) of the World Health Organization until 2019. In that role, he led the organization’s work in strategy, advocacy, cutting-edge normative policies, and country support to scale up national responses to HIV and viral hepatitis. From 2005-2008 he directed the PAHO Caribbean HIV office. Throughout his career, the inclusion of vulnerable and stigmatized groups in national programme responses has been of central concern.  Dr Hirnschall holds an MD from the University of Vienna, Austria, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.