Dr. Elizabeth Sáenz

Elizabeth SáenzElizabeth Sáenz, MD, Pediatrician, MSc PHDC, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MSc MCH, ICH, University College London, UK.

She works with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section/Drug Prevention and Health Branch since 2007 as an expert on drug dependence treatment, and since 2010 as project coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for the coordination of a portfolio of drug treatment global projects such as Treatnet II and the UNODC-WHO joint programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care. These programmes aim at enhancing the institutional knowledge and understanding of the Governments, civil society and UN agencies of evidence-based drug treatment, and at developing and/or improving national, governmental and inter-governmental policies, strategies, plans and cooperation on this issue.  She has also been involved in the development of key technical tools publications produced by UNODC over the past ten years. Elizabeth Sáenz is a mother of two.