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CUNY SPH Grand Rounds with Dr. Montasser Kamal
March 14, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Implementation Research and Global Health: The experience of IDRC in reproductive, maternal, child, adolescent health and in health information systems
Dr. Montasser Kamal
Dr. Kamal’s 30 years of work experience started in Egypt as a graduate of Cairo University’s medical school. He is a holder of an MSc in Medical Anthropology from Brunel University, UK; and a Ph.D in Medical Anthropology from McGill University. Montasser is the Program Leader for the Maternal and Child Health team at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Before joining IDRC Dr. Kamal was the Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Research at Global Affairs Canada. He also worked at the former Canadian International Development Agency CIDA as the Team Leader of the Health Specialists, and brings experience as a Reproductive Health Policy Advisor and as Manager of Multilateral Health Institutions and Partnerships. Between 2007-2014 he work at the Regional Office of the Ford Foundation in Cairo where he was a Senior Program Officer for Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS in part supporting implementation research. Dr. Kamal’s areas of interest and expertise include implementation research, sexual and reproductive health and rights, health systems strengthening, promoting greater government accountability, and knowledge generation and dissemination.