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Sameh El-Saharty

Senior Health Policy Specialist in the Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank in Washington, DC, USA

Nationality: : Egypt

The World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Region, Human Development Sector

Washington, DC, 20433¡ USA

selsaharty@worldbank.org  (Work) 

Other Actual Position and Former Employment:

  • Former Advisor, Health and Population Office of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Cairo
  • President, Harvard Arab Alumni Association
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the MENA Health Policy Forum, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Fields of Application:

  • Public Health

Areas of Specialization:

  • Child Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Health Management/ Hospital Management
  • Health Policies
  • Human Development/Empowerment
  • The Millennium Development Goals
  • Diseases/Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV/AIDS

Area of Expertise:

  • Research Studies/Research Methodology
  • Elaboration of Policies and Strategies
  • Programme or/and Project Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Geographical Coverage

  • Arab Countries
  • Yemen
  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Djibouti

Publications:

  • Capitalizing on the demographic transition : tackling non-communicable diseases in South Asia, co-author, The World Bank, 2011- Technical report
  • Public health in the Arab world, (Chapter) co-author, Cambridge University Press, [2011]- Forthcoming Technical report
  • Pay-for-performance for improved health in Egypt, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead author), Abt Associates, USA, 2010- Technical report
  • Curbing the AIDS epidemic in Djibouti, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead author), The World Bank, 2010- Technical report
  • Global marketplace for private health insurance, (Chapter), co-author, The World Bank, 2010- Technical report
  • Ethiopia : improving health service delivery, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead author), HNP Discussion Paper, the World Bank, 2009- Technical report
  • Improving health service delivery in developing countries : from evidence to action, co-author, Human Development Series, The World Bank, 2009- Technical report
  • ?tude de la performance des structures sanitaires publiques en Tunisie, Sameh El-Saharty (Study Team Leader), Université de Montréal, Canada, 2008- Technical report
  • The Egyptian economy : current challenges and future prospects, (Chapter), co-author, The American University in Cairo Press, 2008- Technical report
  • Public health challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region, presented at the 2nd Annual Harvard MENA Weekend " Eyes on MENA : Opportunities Amidst Global Turmoil ", Boston, USA, 4-6 December 2008
  • A Strategy for HIV/AIDS prevention and control in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead author), The World Bank, 2007- Technical report
  • Private health insurance in Egypt, with Heba Nassar, In: Alexander S. Preker, Richard M. Scheffler, Mark C. Bassett (eds.), Private voluntary health insurance in development : friend or foe?, ( Health, Nutrition and Population Series), The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2007 - Available at link under Publications: Discussion Papers
  • Transport against HIV/AIDS - The Addis-Djibouti corridor, presented at the World AIDS Day Event on " Transport and Social Responsibility Thematic Group ", Washington, DC, USA, 28 November 2007 - see power point link
  • An Effective, well-coordinated response to HIV in Djibouti, with Omar Ali, In: HIV/AIDS : getting results, HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank Global, July 2006 - see link ; and see see link
  • Tunisia : health sector study [Tunisie : etude du secteur de la sante], Sameh El-Saharty (Task Team Leader), The Worl Bank, Human Development, Middle East and North Africa Region, May 2006 - see English link ++ see french link
  • Public health challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, with Francisca Ayodeji Akala, In: The Lancet, 367(9515):961-964, 2006 - see preview link
  • Health challenges in the Middle East, with Francesca Ayadeji Akala, In: The Lancet, Vol.367, 25 March 2006- see comment link
  • Egypt’s health policy note, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead author), The World Bank, 2005- Technical report
  • Voluntary health insurance in Egypt, co-Author, The World Bank, 2005- Technical report
  • ?tude du secteur de la santé en Tunisie, co-author, The MOH, Tunisia and the World Bank, 2005- Technical report
  • Egypt and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) : challenges and opportunities, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead author), HNP Discussion Paper, The World Bank, 2005- Technical report
  • Egypt and the Millennium Development Goals : challenges and opportunities, with Gail Richardson and Susan Chase, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Discussion Paper, Health, Nutrition, and Population Family (HNP) of the World Bank’s Human Development Network, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, February 2005- see link
  • Egypt's health sector reform and financing review, Sameh El-Saharty (Task Team Leader), The worl Bank, February 2004- Technical report - see link
  • Vision 2020 health sector report of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, co-author, The MOH, KSA and the World Bank, 2004- Technical report
  • Yemen : strengthening, integrating, and sustaining the expanded program on immunization and public health programs, with Alaa Hamed and Jerker Liljestrand, report no. 25928YEM, The World Bank, Human Development, Middle East and North Africa Region, 2003 - see link
  • Egypt’s health sector reform and financing review, with Joseph R. Antos and Nihal Hafez-Afifi, World Bank, November, 2003
  • Yemen and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), (Chapter), co-author, MENA Discussion Paper, The World Bank, 2003- Technical report
  • Yemen Population Policy Note, Sameh El-Saharty (Task Leader), The World Bank, 2002- Technical report
  • Egypt gender assessment, (Chapter ), co-author, The National Council of Woman and Child, Egypt, and the World Bank, 2002- Technical report
  • Yemen : health sector strategy note, with Gail Richardson and Karima Saleh, The World Bank, February 2001 - see link
  • Strengthening, integrating and sustaining EPI and public health programs, Sameh El-Saharty (Lead Author), MENA Discussion Paper, The World Bank, 2001- Technical report
  • Cost effectiveness of health services : an analysis of the cost effectiveness of the different health services and the sector performance in Oman, co-author, The World Bank, 2001- Technical report
  • Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) : A review of the health sections of the PRSP of the Republic of Yemen, Sameh El-Saharty (Reviewer), The World Bank, 2001- Technical report
  • Health, In: Yemen budget and expenditures strengthening, The World Bank, 2001- Technical report
  • Yemen Comprehensive Development Framework for the Heatlth Sector - Phase I, with Gail Richardson and Nicole Klingen, Part of the Comprehensive Development Review (CDR), World Bank, January 2000 - see Draft for Discussion link
  • Yemen : health sector strategy note (A review of the health sector in Yemen and the proposed strategies for the World Bank support), Sameh El-Saharty (Lead Author), The World Bank-, 2000- Technical report
  • International strategies for tropical disease treatments : experiences with praziquantel, Michael R. Reich, with contributions from Michael R. Reich, Ramesh Govindaraj, Karin Dumbaugh, Bong-min Yang, Agnes Brinkmann, and Sameh El-Saharty (eds.), Division of Control of Tropical Diseases, Action Programme on Essential Drugs, World Health Organization, January 1998 - see link
  • The Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Co. (EIPICO) : Praziquantel formulation, with Michael R. Reich, In: Michael R. Reich (ed.), International strategies for tropical disease treatments : experiences with praziquantel, Action Programme on Essential Drugs, Division of Control of Tropical Diseases, Harvard University, 1998, hapter 4: pp.37-61 - see link
  • The Health insurance organization of Egypt : an analytical review and strategy for reform (1997, with Hassan Abdel Fattah, Emad Ezzat, Maha El Adawy, AK Nandakumar, Hassan Salah and Catherine Connor, Technical Report no.43, Partnerships for Health Reform Project, Bethesda, MD, USA, August 1997 - see link
  • A Reform strategy for primary care in Egypt, with Peter Berman, A. K. Nandakumar, Jean-Jacques Frere, Hassan Salah, Maha El-Adawy, and Nabil Nassar, Technical Report no.9, Partners for Health Reform Project (PHR), Abt associates Inc., in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, Bethesda, MD, August 1997 - see link