Irma Khonelidze

Deputy Director

Georgia Center for Disease Control


Irma Khonelidze, MD, MPA serves as a Deputy Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) in Georgia. Out of the four strategic priorities of NCDC she is responsible for two: reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability related to non-communicable diseases and assessment of environmental and behavioral risk factors. From, 2014 she leads implementation of the Global Fund TB and HIV Programs in Georgia. She has more than 18 years of experience in different areas of the health care system working in the governmental, as well as non-governmental sectors, with various international agencies. She was involved in the development of National Health Strategies, including for TB and HIV; development and institutionalization of System of Health Accounts, Health System Performance Assessment Report. Irma Khonelidze graduated from the Tbilisi State Medical University. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.