Dr. Ayat Abu-Agla, (MBBS, MD, MPH, MFPH, PhD): Ayat is a specialist in Public Health Medicine and adjunct assistant professor in global health at Trinity College Dublin, with over 18-years of diverse work experience at national, regional and global level through positions in health care, academia and professional associations in the domain of global health, Reproductive health, health systems, health workforce and Implementation science in post-conflict settings and low and middle income countries (LMICs). Ayat is a medical doctor, with a PhD in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin.
She is a consultant community physician, public health specialist and implementation research scientist. Currently provides specialised technical Health workforce support, coordinated policy advice, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening working at the health workforce department of the world health organisation across the multi SDG joint WHO-ILO-OECD Working for Health programme, its Multi-Partner Trust Fund, and the UN-China Peace & Development Fund, allowing knowledge creation across these key initiatives and programmes that targets investments in education, skills, employment and retention in the health and social sectors in over 38 countries across five WHO regions in pursuit of global health security and universal health coverage.
She has also previously served at Federal Ministry of Health- Sudan as Director Research and Publication at HRH Observatory, which links health information, M&E, evidence and policy making having led various national HWF surveys, policies and strategies and trained HWF. As Director at the Sudan Medical Specialisation Board she developed its first strategy and established it Education Development Centre. Her work has informed Health system and Health workforce reform through the nationally endorsed performance measure of community midwife and first HWF migration management policy in Sudan and spear head the first bilateral agreement between the Federal Ministry of Health Sudan and Ireland’s Health Service Executive. She sits on many boards, former STAC member for TDR, chairs the Teaching and Learning Thematic Working Group of Health System Global and coordinator of Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN) Youth Hub.