Omar Abou El Ata
Omar Abou El Ata joined WHO country office in 2014 as a technical surveillance officer, preparedness and response officer supporting the national health authorities in the planning, organization and implementation of communicable diseases surveillance including the support to outbreak investigation and response activities.
Currently, Dr Omar is coordinating WHO efforts on emerging zoonoses, as well as supporting One Health program with partner organizations in Egypt.
Prior joining WHO, Dr Omar worked at the Naval Medical Research unit (NAMRU3) as an epidemiologist / infection control specialist between 2010 and 2014.
Omar was responsible for establishment and coordinating the Egypt HAI and AMR national surveillance system.
In addition, his responsibilities extended to provide the technical guidance and capacity building for healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia and Jordon in outbreak investigation and rapid response activities.
Abou El Ata has more than 20 years of experience in the public health field, especially in the areas of One health and Communicable disease prevention and control.
His experience includes providing technical support in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Jordon.
Omar holds Master and Doctoral Degrees in Public Health, and he has a fellowship in infection prevention and control.
Previously, he was a lecturer at the Community Medicine Department at the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.