John Butler is the head of GHS Europe and MENA. He has over 15 years of experience in health policy, advocacy and campaigning. He joined GHS in 2012, and has previously worked from our offices in India and New York. He has led projects on polio eradication, obesity, mental health and non- communicable diseases and led the incubation of United for Global Mental Health and Nursing Now.
Since February 2020, John has been leading GHS’ support on COVID-19 at WHO in Geneva, working to ensure the right message gets to the right audience at the right time. Prior to GHS, John worked for seven years in national and international NGOs. Most notably, this included working with the grassroots HIV/AIDS movement, the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa and driving policy and advocacy on maternal, newborn and child health for Save the Children in India and the US.