List of Participants

Confirmed participants: 19


Affiliated Organisation & Country


Prof. Hassen Ghannem
Organiser / Applicant

University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia

Head of Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Francisco Becerra

COHRED, Mexico

Head of Projects

Mr. Ziad Abdel Samad

The Arab NGO Network for Development-ANND, Lebanon


Prof. Carel IJsselmuiden

COHRED, South Africa

Executive Director

Dr. Samer Jabbour

Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB, Beirut, Syria

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Iman Nuwayhid

Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon


Dr. Hoda Rashad

Social Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

Research Professor & Director

Prof. Mary Deeb

Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum (MENA HPF)Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon

Member of Board of trustees MENA HPF

Prof. Najib Harabi

Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum (MENA HPF), University of Apllied Sciences – Northwestern, Switzerland

Member of Board of trustees MENA HPF

Dr. Fekri Abroug

Department of Intensive Care, University Hospital Fattouma Bourguiba, Monastir, Tunisia

Head of Department

Mrs. Karen Hodges

Kobus Neethling Group, The South African Creativity Foundation (Satori) Facilitators Without Borders

Meeting facilitator

Dr. Hanan Halabi

The Social & Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University

Associate Director

Dr. Nader Fergany

Almishkat Centre for Research, Giza, Egypt


Dr. Richard Smith

UnitedHealth Group Chronic Disease Initiative

Former Editor of British Medical Journal

Dr. Enis Baris

World Bank, Turkey

Lead Adviser, Health Policy and Strategy MENA region

Dr. Chakib Nejjari

Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine of Fes, Morocco

Head of Department

Dr. Hisham Fakha

The Islamic Development Bank of Saudi Arabia

Senior Projects Officer

Dr. Adnan Hammad

ACCESS Community Health and Research Center for Arab American, USA


Mr. Ibrahim Daibes

International Development Research Center IDRC Canada & Global Health Research Initiative

Senior Programme Officer