Dr. Erika Wichro, MPH (BUSPH), CEO of Peacebuilding and Partners Sarl was recently selected as Humanitarian of the Year for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 individual is selected as IAOTP’s Humanitarian of the Year. Dr. Wichro has dedicated her life’s work to promoting human welfare. IAOTP is incredibly honored to recognize Dr. Wichro for all her philanthropic efforts and responsiveness over the entirety of her remarkable career. Dr. Wichro is a woman who has given selflessly and worked tirelessly to better the lives of people throughout the world who are in crisis.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “We are honored to have Dr. Wichro as part of the IAOTP family. Her constant drive to improve conditions for all people is astounding. Through Dr. Wichro’s International Humanitarian work she has saved lives, eased pain and suffering and helped to preserve human dignity. We are looking forward to celebrating her accomplishments at the Annual Awards Gala.”
As an accomplished Austrian Medical Doctor with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector and over 17 years in International and National Emergency Settings, Dr. Wichro has certainly proven herself as an extraordinary International Public Health Expert. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success by serving those most in need and by using her abilities to strengthen local and international capacity, connection and resilience. She is multilingual in English, German, French, Arabic and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to clinical-medical work, Worldwide Humanitarian Crisis Management, Public Pandemic Preparedness as well as participating in various medical research programs. In June of 2018, Dr. Wichro became the CEO of Peacebuilding and Partners Sarl, a consulting business in Switzerland.
Dr. Wichro’s areas of expertise include serving in health emergencies such as Ebola, Polio, Measles, Bird Flu, COVID-19 and many more for the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission (EC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other countries she has served as an International Public Health Expert include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cambodia, Solomon Islands and the Pacific Countries. Dr. Wichro also took part in the COVID-19 Management and the Influenza Pandemic Planning and Preparedness in Austria.
At Peacebuilding and Partners Sarl, Dr. Wichro and her staff serve their clientele with technical advice and activities related to capacity building, advocacy, review assessment, strategic and high-level coordination, leadership, rapid response, operational management, complex problem-solving, data analysis, and basic research in areas of global health, humanitarian emergencies and the development of health, security and community engagement.
While embarking on her professional medical and public health career path, Dr. Wichro obtained further training and education in Economics, Ethics and International Law in Armed Conflict to serve her clients even better and systems-oriented. She is also a Psycho-Social expert in the EU (European Union) Civil Protection Mechanism and trainer in High-Level EU courses. Dr. Wichro completed her Medical Training at the Medical University of Graz and the University Clinic Graz, Austria. Dr. Wichro received her Master’s in Public International Health from Boston University and her Master of Arts from Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria. Upon completion of these degrees, Dr. Wichro has continued her education through various coursework at Harvard University School of Public Health and most recently earned her Executive Master of International Law from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Wichro has received many awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare industry. This year she will receive the Humanitarian of the Year award and be honored as Top 50 Fearless Leaders at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. She graced the Front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, was interviewed on the TIP Radio, and was honored at IAOTP’s 2021 Annual Awards Gala as an Empowered Woman of the Year and for her selection as Top International Public Health Expert of the Year for 2020.
In addition to her successful career, Dr. Wichro is an active volunteer for Disaster and Humanitarian Relief. She is a devoted Senior Technical Expert for the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, an Acute Psychosocial Support contributing in the Crisis Response Journal, and has lent her expertise in the 7.5 Earthquake scenario in Romania and other projects for the European Commission. Dr. Wichro is also a sought-after speaker on managing health security threats and pandemics and is a contributor to numerous professional publications.
Looking back, Dr. Wichro attributes her success to her compassion and concern for human health, her interdisciplinarity and cross-sectoral understanding, perseverance and remaining passionate in all her endeavors. When not working she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. For the future, she hopes to continue making a difference in people’s lives through her volunteer work and professional dedications.
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