Daniel Cohn

Senior Technical Advisor, Neglected Tropical Diseases

Daniel Cohn

Education

  • MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
  • Diploma of Graduate Studies, International Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • BA, History, University of British Columbia

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Daniel Cohn has 14 years’ experience managing international health and development programs in west, central and east Africa. His specialties include neglected tropical disease control and elimination, and gender integration. He is an expert on onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, an eye and skin disease caused by a worm that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a blackfly.

Mr. Cohn is an experienced project manager, technical trainer, and facilitator. He has collaborated with, and helped build the capacity of, national ministries of health and education, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, and local communities. He also has experience working with US agencies—including USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Defense—as well as European, Canadian, multilateral, and private donors. He is a member of the Non-Governmental Development Organization Coalition for Onchocerciasis Elimination, and served as an invited expert to the World Health Organization’s Onchocerciasis Technical Advisory Subgroup. Mr. Cohn is fluent in English and French.