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Director, Program Management, Global Health Division Mariam Reda

​​Dr. Mariam Reda brings more than 10 years of experience in clinical medicine and public health. She has served as a clinician, technical expert, strategic thinker, innovative health programs designer, and technical and management lead of health programs. Her technical expertise include health systems strengthening, global health security, management of emerging and re-emerging diseases, HIV/AIDS, local systems capacity strengthening, development of academic curricula for nurses and midwives’ training, and assessment and strengthening of countries’ bio-surveillance systems. As part of senior management teams, she has managed projects valued at over $30 million per year with a demonstrated ability to integrate strategies, turn challenges into learning opportunities, respond to evolving field demands based on stakeholders’ needs, and continuously monitor and correct course as needed. She led several programs development processes including strategic partnerships, technical content development, and program design. Her work experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States of America.

by Mariam Reda


Mitigating Hesitancy Key to COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness

Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, saving millions of lives each year. They are our best chance of eradicating COVID-19, which has had one of this century’s most devastating impacts on humankind, with high death tolls and major disruptions to economies and everyday life. Vaccines historically take years to develop, requiring…

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…

Global Health Security Risk Assessment in the Biological Threat Reduction Program

This feature, published via Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers, focuses on the Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP). The BTRP developed a country assessment tool to assess the risk to a country's biosurveillance, biosafety, and biosecurity systems and their vulnerability to naturally occurring, accidental, or nefarious release of weaponizable pathogens.

Double Duty: Local Leaders Extend the Reach of Family Planning Services in Cameroon

This feature, published via HRH2030 Program, portrays health workers in Cameroon through their own words as well as through photographs.

Local Leaders: Untapped Resources for Advancing Access to Primary Care

This article by Dr. Mariam Reda touches on USAID’s HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030). The article highlights how local leaders have made a difference.

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

This article by Dr. Mariam Reda touches on USAID’s HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030). The article highlights how local leaders have made a difference.

Health Workers: On the Front Lines of Global Health Security Duty

This article, prepared by Dr. Mariam Reda, indicates that inclusively linking global health security and health workforce strengthening approaches and programming is vital to achieving a world safe and secure from global health threats.

The tetravalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine is immunogenic with a clinically acceptable safety profile in subjects previously vaccinated with a tetravalent polysaccharide vaccine

This clinical trial indicated the immunogenicity and safety of the tetravalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (MenACWY-TT). They were were evaluated in subjects previously vaccinated with a tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine and in subjects without previous meningococcal vaccination.