Siff Malue Nielsen

Siff Malue Nielsen

Technical Officer Vaccine Acceptance and Demand at WHO EURO


Siff holds a master’s in public health, with a focus on behavioural change- and social insights. This she has combined with a degree in journalism and behaviour change communications at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Her experience ranges from research-based communication with a focus on social in-sights, qualitative research to production of tailored interventions, project management and journalism. At the same time, she has many years of field experience, and has been working in many different countries – mainly focusing on public health issues in developing- and middle-income countries. Siff joined WHO in 2014, working primarily on risk communications. For the last five years she has been part of the vaccine acceptance and demand team within VPI. She supports Member States in strengthening vaccine acceptance and demand. Support is focused on behavioral insight, qualitative research for targeted intervention and communication strategies, risk communication and building long-term resilience against vaccine safety scares. In addition, she is coordinating the inter-sectoral project on developing a game-based educational module on vaccines and immunization. Prior to joining WHO her professional experience includes positions as communications consultant focusing on health care; as press and communications consultant at the Danish Medical Association; and as a journalist at a Danish newspaper.

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Plenary Session 2: Accelerating research, development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine: Lessons learned from key stakeholders

  • 9 November, 2021
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Auditorium