Dr Elena Leclerc is the coordinator of Healthcare in Detention Programme at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, and responsible for the implementation of the programme in over 60 countries around the world. Dr Leclerc joined the ICRC in 1998 and has since worked in Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, Cambodia, Thailand and at the ICRC’s headquarters in Switzerland. Dr Leclerc has authored and contributed to the development of various ICRC and external publications. Since 2013, she has been co-organizing and lecturing for several postgraduate courses in Healthcare in Detention in Switzerland, France and Thailand.
Dr Leclerc initiated the events and led the organization of the Asian and Pacific Conferences on Prison Health between 2017 and 2019, and the First World Conference on Health in Detention in 2022.
Dr Leclerc is a medical doctor. She holds a postgraduate degree in infectious diseases and tropical medicine from The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Leadership from the University of Lucerne.