Victor Del Rio Vilas (DVM, MBA, MSc (Epi), PhD, MRCVS) is in World Health Organization, SEARC, New Delhi, India Response for the Coordination of the Global Outbreak Alert and network in South East Asia Region (SEAR).

Dept of Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey (UK).

Until January 2018 he worked at the World Health Organization (WHO-Geneva) on the development of WHO’s epidemic vulnerability evaluation framework.

Until November 2016, Dr Del Rio was a consultant with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), based in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with regional responsibilities. In that capacity, Dr Del Rio advised Ministries/Departments of Health across the region on epidemiology, surveillance and control measures for a number of diseases such as rabies, leishmaniasis, yellow fever and on zoonoses programmatic issues.

He also contributed to WHO’s global response to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Liberia in 2015; previously worked in Uzbekistan implementing the Biological Threat Reduction Program (Defense Threat Reduction Agency, US DoD), and as veterinary advisor and epidemiologist for UK ́s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency.