Professor Tarek Meguid
Tarek Meguid is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Namibia School of Medicine. He is the former Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Bwaila Hospital and Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. As co-founder of the Chitenje Maternity Trust in Malawi, he played a leading role in the planning and construction of two public maternity hospitals where all women can deliver in their own private rooms.
He served as Medical Officer and Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in northern Namibia's Onandjokwe Hospital for ten years before and after Namibia's independence and was visiting professor at the School of Law and Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His writings have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications.
Tarek Meguid holds an MD from Maastricht University, the Netherlands; an MPhil in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; a DTM&H from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; an LL.B. from Nottingham Trent University; and a MSt in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, all in the UK. He is Egyptian and German and the father of one daughter, Lara Meguid, who studies in the Netherlands.