Dental Officer in the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) department, World Health Organization (WHO), HQ, Geneva. Benoit is leading WHO’s work on the global agenda on oral health. Before joining WHO HQ, Benoit was the Regional Advisor for Oral Health in the WHO African region. In prior years, Benoit worked in consulting firms as a public health consultant for several years, as a consultant for WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean region and worked closely with numerous NGOs and other international health organizations. He has assisted ministries of health and health care planners in several parts of the world with a special focus on the African continent. Benoit Varenne graduated in medical dentistry in 1993 at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France and holds a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology from University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI). In addition to France, Benoit Varenne has studied in community health at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.