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Sameh El-Saharty, MD, MPH

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Senior Health Policy Specialist, World Bank
 

Dr. Sameh El-Saharty serves on the Collaboration for IRDS. He is Senior Health Policy Specialist in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice of the World Bank in Washington, DC.  Since he joined the Bank in 1998, Dr. El-Saharty has been responsible for leading the health policy dialog and strategy development for client countries as well as managing several programs and projects amounting to about $2.5 billion in more than 20 countries in three world regions. His experience spans a wide range of health programs and systems including maternal and child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, health service delivery, hospital management, human resources, decentralization, health insurance and health reform. In the last couple of years, he has been working on cross cutting issues such as knowledge management, implementation research, and science of delivery in the health sector. Prior to joining the World Bank, he has worked for several organizations including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Pathfinder International, Clark Atlanta University, the American University in Cairo, Vinci, Ministry of Health in Egypt, and Cairo University’s School of Medicine.  He also holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Health at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine, received a Master of Public Health from the Military Medical Academy in Egypt, a Certificate in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo, and Master of Public Health in International Health Policy and Management from Harvard University.

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