Stella de Sabata has been active for 20 years in international health cooperation, policy and advocacy, with a cross-cutting NCD prevention and control approach.
She currently leads the International Council of Nurses’ Programme Management Office. Stella has worked with academia, NGOs (e.g. Union for International Cancer Control; International Diabetes Federation European Region), the United Nations (e.g. WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance; International Atomic Energy Agency; International Agency for Research on Cancer), focusing on strategy development, programme design and implementation, knowledge sharing, research, partnership building, resource mobilization and evidence-based advocacy for policy change.
She has extensive field and project management experience, especially with large and complex multi-year, multi-site, multi partner projects (e.g. cervical cancer prevention; cancer registration development).
Stella de Sabata sits on the Board of the International Diabetes Federation European Region; on the Ethics Committee of the European Patients Forum and on several scientific and advisory committees.
Having lived in a number of countries, Stella speaks several languages and is very culturally considerate. She holds two Master's degrees in the humanities from the University of Geneva and continues to build her skills periodically.