Maha El Rabbat

Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine , Cairo University; WHO /DG Special Envoy on COVID 19

Professor Dr. Maha El Rabbat is a Professor of Public Health, former Minister of Health and Population of Egypt . February 2020, she has been appointed as WHO Director General Special Envoy on COVID 19. She has held several high-level political, academic and leadership positions and has accumulated more than 30 years of strategic leadership, policy, advocacy and operational expertise. She has also worked closely with national, regional, and international organizations as a public health expert on a wide range of health issues, including: health system strengthening and governance reform; HTA; maternal, child and reproductive health; hepatitis C virus; new emerging diseases; non-communicable diseases; and other public health priorities in various contexts, such as fragile settings, deprived areas and among vulnerable groups. She has extensive experience in conducting system-wide assessments and reform in response to emerging needs such as COVID 19, Avian Flu, Swine Flu and Hepatitis C, HIV and supported strengthening of service delivery at different levels.

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