Dr. Nada Ahmed is a Public Health Specialist currently working with the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET). A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum University (Sudan), she holds an MPH from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and a Doctorate of Community Medicine from the Sudan Medical Specialization Board. In 2019, she received the fellowship through distinction from the Faculty of Public Health, UK (FFPH-UK).
Dr Nada has twenty years of experience in Public Health, in both national and international areas. Previously she has worked for Sudan Ministry of Health in various lead positions- Maternal and Child Health Director, EPI Manager and PHC Director General. During her tenure in the ministry, she played a key role in primary health care expansion and universal health coverage projects, besides integration of maternal and child health programs supported by Sudan government. Dr Nada then joined UNICEF Sudan country office as focal point for the Scaling-up Nutrition Initiative. Her vast public health experience is mainly focused on PHC, specifically in the areas related to women and child health, immunization, nutrition, and NCDs. She possesses strong skills in advocacy, coordination of parties; policy and strategy development; advisory roles encompassing program management, with very strong leadership, and networking. She has significant experience in guideline and strategy development, that not only address overarching policies and strategies but also include programmatic guiding documents. Over the years of her engagement with the ministry and with the development sector, Dr Nada has contributed extensively to the conduction of public health research and thesis supervision within renown academic institutions in Sudan.