Dr. Mohannad Al-Nsour

Executive Director Global Health Development

Dr. Mohannad Al-Nsour is a medical doctor and an internationally recognized expert in field epidemiology, operational research, and public health systems. Dr. Al-Nsour assumed several positions such as a notable researcher, advisor, and director during his career path. He also served as a consultant on several assignments with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the American University of Beirut. Dr. Al-Nsour has been leading the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) since 2009, by providing strategic assistance and operational solutions, and guiding the enrichment of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) and public health initiatives in the region. Under Dr. Al-Nsour’s leadership, GHD|EMPHNET emerged as a prominent collaborative platform to serve the region and support national efforts to promote public health policies, applied epidemiology, surveillance, International Health Regulations (IHR), resource mobilization, and public health program development among others. Dr. Al-Nsour is a lecturer and speaker at regional and international levels covering public health topics such as leadership, field epidemiology, delivering evidence-based recommendations, creating new opportunities, and being a catalyst for change. Some of his areas of expertise are infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCD), and global health. Dr. Al-Nsour serves on several regional and global initiatives, association and networks as he is a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET), International Epidemiological Association, and more. He is currently leading the establishment of the Public Health Forum and the NCD Alliance in Jordan.

09:30 – 11:00

Tuesday 23rd Nov

Health Care Systems Reaction to COVID 19: Lessons Moving Forward

In this session, speakers will describe and discuss the response and experience of healthcare institutions and healthcare systems during COVID-19, and what lessons will be taken forward to ensure continuous readiness and resilience, as well as response to future challenges. The pandemic remains ongoing and health systems’ responsibilities and functions continue to evolve in response to public health needs—including most recently for COVID-19 vaccination campaigns – therefore what success stories can we learn from, and what risks do we need to continue to monitor and address.

10:15 – 10:30

Tuesday SESSION 1

Data and Decision Making – How it shaped the response?