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Project Management Director, Global Health Division Dr. Mariam Reda

​​Dr. Mariam Reda is a medical doctor and public health professional with over eight years of experience in clinical medicine, public health, and consulting. She is currently the Senegal HRH2030 director within the Global Health Division. Previously, Dr. Reda served as the global health security agenda specialist government contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), part of the Department of Defense. She also practiced clinical medicine in the Middle East and Europe and then transitioned into the field of public health, with a focus on infectious diseases in several African countries. Her work included technical and management support of HIV and tuberculosis projects, which included establishment of tuberculosis clinics; capacity building of community health workers; and revision of academic curricula for nurses and midwives’ trainings. As a co-investigator on clinical trials and disease surveillance research, Dr. Reda gained experience in clinical research oversight and management. Dr. Reda received her bachelor of science in biology and doctor of medicine degrees from the American University of Beirut and received her master’s in public health from Columbia University of New York.

by Dr. Mariam Reda

The Next Pandemic: Three Ways to Prepare

This post originally appeared on the USGLC blog on July 8, 2020. Despite the multiple mechanisms that exist to respond to infectious disease threats, including the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), only 11 percent of countries have plans to dispense medical countermeasures during health emergencies and 27 percent have an updated…

Want Global Health Security? Look to Health Systems, Financing, and the Private Sector

With the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the worst famine of the century in Yemen as a backdrop, delegations from member countries gathered in Bali last month for the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting. Since its inception in 2014, the GHSA has achieved a considerable number of…

Untapping the Potential of a ‘New’ Human Resource for Health: The Local Community Leader

This post originally appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s blog. “There is a family of six children who were facing financial difficulties. I approached the husband and talked to him about family planning. He was hesitant at first, but now [his] wife is on Sayana Press. They recently stopped by my house to thank…