Centenary Medal – Stephanie Ngo

Stephanie is a health systems and knowledge management specialist who works across research, policy and practice to support people-centred health service delivery transformation and policy development. She started her career at The Hospital for Sick Children, and has worked at the Provincial Health Services Authority, World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva and at the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in various capacities.

Stephanie joined WHO in 2013 and since then, has advanced several global and regional agendas, including: integrated people-centred health services; health policy and systems research; and universal health coverage. As the youngest nurse to be recruited by WHO’s Division of Health Systems, she has played an instrumental role in supporting nursing policy development – notably through her contributions to policy dialogue on the nursing workforce, which served as the launch point for the global NursingNow campaign. Stephanie has also contributed to strengthening Canada’s health system, serving as a reference panel member for an external review of federally funded pan-Canadian health organizations in 2018.