Johanna Ralston

Johanna Ralston

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A global leader in non-communicable disease advocacy, with over 20 years’ experience of working in NCDs worldwide. Johanna oversees the implementation of the WOF five year plan for 2020-25, including advocacy for global obesity targets, education and capacity building, and evidence and data. Prior to joining World Obesity in 2017, Johanna was the CEO of the World Heart Federation and Vice-Chair of the NCD Alliance. During her time at the World Heart Federation, Johanna led the CVD community’s coordinated effort to elevate CVD on the global health agenda. From 1999 to 2011, Johanna was VP Global Strategies at the American Cancer Society, where she built and led global capacity-building programmes in cancer and tobacco control in low and middle income countries.