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On the front line: NI doctor Caroline among the Irish experts leading the battle against the pandemic worldwide

Key roles range from the World Health Organisation to heading New Zealand's virus response

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Dr Caroline McElnay, the director of public health in New Zealand, speaks to the media in Wellington

Dr Caroline McElnay, the director of public health in New Zealand, speaks to the media in Wellington

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Dr Caroline McElnay, the director of public health in New Zealand, speaks to the media in Wellington

The Irish have found themselves in the front line of fighting the coronavirus pandemic around the globe.

From the upper echelons of the World Health Organisation and working at the cutting edge of scientific research to develop a vaccine, to devising public health strategies to combat Covid-19 in New Zealand, England and the US, they are among the leading lights working to contain the virus.

Dr Caroline McElnay