Agis D. TSOUROS
Dr Tsouros is a leading international expert with 30 years of experience in the fields of health policy, urban health and healthy cities, inter-sectoral governance and health in all policies, social determinants of health and equity, public health systems, and health promotion. He worked for the WHO Regional Office for Europe for almost three decades in leading positions in the areas of health promotion, non-communicable diseases, health inequalities and public health systems. He led the development of the WHO European Healthy Cities movement and the development of the WHO European Policy and Strategy Health 2020. He was instrumental in drawing international attention through WHO on the social determinants of health.
During the period 2004 to 2006 he was seconded to the Greek Government to lead the public preparedness for the Athens 2004 Olympics and assumed the position of Chairman of the National Board of Public Health and President of the Greek CDC. He is the author, co/author or intellectual sponsor/ initiator of several influential and widely translated publications on urban health and healthy cities, the solid-facts series for policy makers on topics such as the social determinants of health and equity, active living, home care, health literacy, palliative care and healthy ageing and publications on leadership and inter-sectoral governance for health and sustainable development.
He is currently advising WHO Regional Offices as well as national governments and cities world-wide on health policy and governance. In 2020 he was appointed chairman of the Bodossaki Foundation Initiative for Public Health in the 21 century.