Hassen Ghannem

Speaker: Non-communicable diseases – a growing public health threat in Africa
Hassen Ghannem MD, MSc is a Medical Doctor specialised in community & preventive medicine, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia, Dr Hassen Ghannem obtained a Master’s degree in Community Health from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal, Canada. He was former Visiting Professor at the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Montreal, Canada & Professor of Community Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse. His research projects include the study of epidemiological transition and chronic disease prevention as well as the evaluation of health research capacity and strengthening in developing countries. He was Senior Advisor for the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) in Geneva and worked temporarily for WHO and was part of the Advisory Committee on Health Research for the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO). For Africa, he was a founding member and executive committee member of ISHReCA (Initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa). He served several times as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Selection of Research Consortia for Sub‐Saharan Africa for EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership). He is currently member of the Advisory Board of Africa CDC for the Prevention and control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). He is also Vice President of Tunisian Heart Foundation (THF) and Vice President of the African Heart Network (AHN).
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