Darryl Barrett

Technical Lead (Disability)
WHO

Darryl Barrett is a health and legal professional with 25 years’ experience in service delivery, public policy, regulatory reform and programme development. He has over 14 years’ experience advising governments and civil society in more than 30 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific. This has included living and working in fragile and conflict-affected states, middle-income and well-resourced settings.  

Darryl currently leads the disability programme at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva. He is responsible for managing the development and coordination of guidance, advocacy, and capacity building on disability inclusion in the health sector among Member States and global partners. Prior to this he worked at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, working on disability and rehabilitation, and on health law and ethics.  

Darryl has managed programmes that specifically address a range of health-related legal, governance and service delivery priorities of governments, with a focus on addressing the exclusion of marginalised populations.  

He has also led processes to strengthen the engagement and participation of health service users, particularly people with disability. Having worked with a range of large entities including United Nations, federal and state agencies for health, law and human rights, and international development organizations, Darryl has experience in addressing the political and practical challenges of delivering results in large and complex organizations.