Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP)

Regional Offices


WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

Syed Jaffar Hussain, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Regional Adviser, EMRO

Responsibilities:
Violence and Injury Prevention
Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles
Promoting Oral Health
Phone : +202-2765288
Fax : +202-2765415

Dr Hussain was educated in the University of Peshawar, Pakistan and the University of Leeds UK. Dr Hussain has recently his doctorate in Public Health. He worked in the government of Pakistan, starting at a community level and working his way up through district and provincial levels to a national level, for many years where he gained extensive experience in health sector reform, healthy systems development and programme planning and implementation. Since 1997 Dr Hussain worked for various United Nations organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and the WHO country office in Pakistan. He also worked briefly for Medicine Sans Frontiers on Malaria and Leishmaniasis control in Pakistan. He joined the WHO Regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean region, in Cairo, in February 2003.

Dr Hussain has been the Regional Advisor for injury and violence prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion (including oral health) for the Eastern Mediterranean Region since January 2004. He is responsible for providing technical support in these disciplines to all the 22 countries of the Region.

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