Jonathon Passmore

Technical Lead (Violence and Injury Prevention), World Health Organization

Jonathon is an Australian public health road safety and injury prevention specialist educated at the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Science with Honours) and Curtin University of Technology (Master of Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health).  Jonathon is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

Prior to first joining WHO, Jonathon worked for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Australian state of Victoria.

Jonathon joined the WHO China Country Office in 2004 where he managed the collaborative road safety and injury prevention program for three years.

Returning to Australia in 2007, Jonathon was the Manager for Major Projects (Road Safety) at the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) where he managed a range of road safety programs including police enhanced enforcement, motorcycle and vehicle safety and supported the development of TAC's internationally renowned road safety social marketing program.

Jonathon returned to WHO in 2008 to coordinate the implementation in Viet Nam of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, a collaborative program led by the National Traffic Safety Committee and focusing on the prevention of drink-driving and strengthening motorcycle helmet wearing , two major road safety risk factors in Viet Nam.  

Since 2013, Jonathon has been based in Manila at the Western Pacific Regional Office where he now coordinates all regional programs, providing technical and other support to WHO Country Offices and Member States in road safety, drowning prevention and the prevention of and response to interpersonal violence.

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