Originally from Spain, Dr Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez manages the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism at WHO, and is lead author of the first UN Global report on ageism. Vânia also drives capacity building efforts on ageing in countries and regions. In this capacity, she has led the development and is responsible for the ongoing delivery of the first ever leaders programme on Healthy Ageing.
Vânia is a physician who first joined WHO in 2014 to develop ethics guidance in the context of the Ebola epidemic and support the Secretariat of the WHO Research Ethics Committee. She then contributed to the launch of the Global Observatory on Health Research & Development. Prior to her work at WHO, Vânia worked with various NGOs and research institutes in both high and low-income countries including Spain, Senegal, and the Gambia.
Vânia holds an MD from the University of Santiago de Compostela; an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London; and is completing a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology.
At UX Copenhagen 2022, Vânia’s talk will be about the need to address ageism in technology:
“Have you been made to feel limited because of your age? We all deserve fair and respectful treatment, no matter our age. The time for change is now. Stand up against ageism, and empower your community to create #AWorld4AllAges.
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