Dr Yvan J-F. Hutin is a Technical Officer in charge of Strategic Information at the Global Hepatitis Programme (GHP) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. After a MD training and a residency in hepato-gastroenterology, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and completed a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Basel. As part of his public health career, he has worked in Burkina Faso, Uganda, India, China and Sweden. His areas of expertise include epidemiology and prevention of viral hepatitis and Field Epidemiology Training Programmes (FETPs).