I was born and grew up in a poor, urban area of Sohag in Southern Egypt. My parents wanted me to be a doctor so that I would be able to help parents whose children were dying from a lack of access to healthcare and medicine.
Since starting as a GP in Egypt, I have accumulated a wealth of experience in healthcare settings, research, advocacy, fundraising, health policy and programming. I have worked with international and multilateral agencies, national NGOs and governments all over the world. I worked for Oxfam for 24 years as a Programme advisor and a Senior Health Policy advisor.
ِI am currently a key advisor to the NGO board members to UNITAID. I am also engaged in consultancies with NGOs including Oxfam US.
I continue to be dedicated to access to medicines and health care for all.
MPhil in Primary health care, Bristol University UK
Mb ChB, Assiut University, Egypt
Policy and advocacy work at national and global levels.
Representation at Multilateral institution
Health programming, monitoring and evaluation.
Universal health coverage, financing and delivery of health care,
Access to medicines,
Non- communicable & communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS and Ebola
Gender and health.