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Xenia Scheil-Adlung

Vice President

Xenia Scheil-Adlung is currently working as an independent expert on global health and long-term care policies, lecturer at various universities in Germany and Italy, academic referee and mentor for PHD students and young professionals.

Prior to her current work she served as for many years as the Senior ILO Health Policy Coordinator in the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland and as Head of Division in the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs of the Federal Government of Germany. Xenia started her career as a researcher at the universities of Munich and Berlin, where she received her PhD in Economics and a Diploma in Political Science.

During her long standing career, Xenia worked as political advisor for governments, various UN and academic institutions, and NGOs on health and long-term care policies. Her work focus relates to health workforce issues in the context of social health protection and long-term care. Her numerous books, publications and articles have a particular emphasis on rights-based approaches, equity, financing and socio-economic impacts.


Recent publications include

  • Health Workforce: A Global supply chain approach – New data on the employment effects of health economies in 185 countries, Geneva 2016

  • Health sector employment: a tracer indicator for universal health coverage in national Social Protection Floors, in: Human Resources for Health, 1/2015

  • Health and long-term care protection: Crucial for achieving the SDGs, in: World Social Protection Report 2017/2018, ILO Geneva

  • Long-term care protection for older persons – A review of coverage deficits in 46 countries, ILO Geneva, 2015

  • Global evidence on inequities in rural health protection: New data on rural deficits in health coverage for 174 countries, ILO, Geneva, 2015

  • World Social Protection Report 2014-2015 / Chapter Health, ILO Geneva 2014

  • Response to health inequity: the role of social protection in reducing poverty and achieving equity, Health Promotion International, June 2014

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