Geneviève Chêne has been announced as the new Director General of Public Health for France.
The appointment to France’s public health body, Santé Publique, is for a term of three years, and a second term is possible. Prof Chêne comes to the role following medical, epidemiological and biostatistical training, and extensive experience in public health.
Prof Chêne responded:
“I feel at the same time enthusiasm, pride and a certain gravity of being appointed at the head of a state agency to the essential missions of public service. Public Health France, agency of independent scientific expertise, is a major player in public health public policies. I know I can count on the commitment and professionalism of its agents to carry out the magnificent mission of serving the health of the people.”
Read the full announcement here.