Michael J. Ryan Biography
Michael J. Ryan an Irish Former Trauma Surgeon and Epidemiologist specializing in Infectious Disease and Public Health. Michael J. Ryan is the Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, leading the team responsible for the International Containment and Treatment of COVID-19.
Michael J. Ryan Age
Ryan was born in 1965, Sligo, Ireland.
Michael J. Ryan WHO
He joined the World Health Organization to work in a newly opened unit that focused on epidemics and infectious diseases under the direction of the infectious disease expert, David L. Heymann. Michael J. Ryan developed measles outbreak response guidelines as part of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) team who implemented surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis, which is how polio is eradicated.
From 2000 to 2003, Ryan was the coordinator of Epidemic Response at the WHO. In 2001, he was based in Uganda where he was head of a team of international experts involved in the containment of the Ebola epidemic. During this time, he was in areas of conflict in areas like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where aid workers were often attacked and murdered. In 2003, he also worked as an Operational Coordinator on the SARS outbreak.
From 2005 to 2011, Ryan was Director of Global Alert and Response Operations for the WHO. During this time he worked on the development of the WHO’s Strategic Health Operations Centre and Event Management System. He worked on the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR), among other duties to do with infectious disease and emergency responses to pathogens and epidemics.
In addition to his activities at WHO, Ryan has worked as a Professor of International Health at University College Dublin. Michael J. Ryan has taught and lectured on medicine and public health on the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Michael J. Ryan and Máire Connolly
Connolly is also a doctor and author who has specialized in infectious disease by training and also worked at the World Health Organization. He moved to Iraq with his girlfriend, later his wife, to train Iraqi doctors.
Very shortly after Michael J. Ryan arrival, the Invasion of Kuwait happened, which suspended his work and meant he and his wife were made to work as doctors under captivity, often working under duress. A military convoy ran a vehicle Ryan was in off the road, crushing multiple vertebrae.
Eventually, Michael J. Ryan and his wife were allowed to leave Iraq due to their injuries. Michael J. Ryan’s severe back injury prohibited him from working as a surgeon. He made a shift into the fields of public health and infectious disease.
Michael J. Ryan Net worth
Ryan estimated net worth is under review.
Michael J. Ryan India
He said that India has a tremendous capacity to deal with the coronavirus outbreak situation as it has experience of eradicating two pandemics, namely small-pox and polio.
“There is a need in the number of labs where a surge is seen. India is a very populous country and the future of this virus will be considered in a very highly and densely populated country. India led the world in eradicating two pandemics, small-pox, and polio so India has a tremendous capacity,” J Ryan said during a daily press brief on COVID-19 pandemic.
“There are no easy answers. It is exceptionally important that countries like India show the way to the world as they have done before,” Michael J. Ryan added.
Michael J. Ryan Height and Weight
He stands at an average height and moderate weight.
Michael J. Ryan Education
Ryan trained in medicine at the National University of Ireland in Galway. He earned a Masters of Public Health from University College Dublin. Michael J. Ryan also completed the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET).
Michael J. Ryan Family
Ryan was born to his who father worked as a merchant sailor. More details about his family is not known eith the public. This section will be updated as soon as he shares out.
Michael J. Ryan Wife
Ryan met his wife, Máire Connolly, in medical school in Galway. The duo married in 1997. His wife is is a professor of health security and infectious disease at the National University of Ireland Galway. They have three children.