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As part of the Women Leaders in Health and Conflict initiative, our next webinar will be in conversation with Dr. Tasnim Atatrah, Health Emergency Coordinator for Central Asia at the World Health Organization.

During this webinar Dr. Atatrah will reflect on her experience in advancing community resilience and the role of women’s leadership and how has this supported Covid responses in Central Asia.

Dr. Atatrah, a fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), leads interventions to strengthen countries’ emergency preparedness, response and recovery, reinforce health systems, promote universal health coverage, provide technical support to ministries, leading the design and implementation of capacity building. She has led the emergency response operation and public health humanitarian response for Gaza, Syria, and Libya. She has also mobilized resources and led interventions to promote health well-being in refugee camps in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

Dr. Atatrah has been awarded Doctor in Medicine, Master of Public Health, and High diploma in Management of Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Programs. She is certified in PMP, Human Rights, Gender and Disability mainstreaming, Refugee and Migration law, Global Governance, and Sustainable development. She has 16 years’ work experience and has worked for the World Health Organization since 2010.

Dr. Atatrah worked in Palestine with Health Sector Reform and Development. She led the Monitoring and Evaluation team, managed budget and systems. She worked as Communication Specialist, to design a national communication and social mobilization plan. She worked as a Senior Health Specialist focusing on improving mothers’ and children’s access to quality services. She worked for local NGOs as a Capacity Building Advisor and a Rehabilitation & Development Specialist. She worked as a medical clinician at primary health and emergency clinics in remote areas.