Advisory Committee

The MENA HPF Advisory Committee is one of the main bodies of the Forum. The Advisory Committee is appointed by the Board of Trustees and  is comprised of up to seven members including the Advisory Committee Chairperson. Members of the Advisory Committee are Members of the Forum or of other independent qualified persons whom are experienced, knowledgeable professionals committed to the advancement of the mission of the MENA Forum.

The duties of the Advisory Committee are:

  • To review and topropose nominations for Membership of the Forum.
  • To advise the Board of Trustees on technical matters related to the selection of health policy themes and issues worthy of focus.
  • To advise the Board of Trustees on the criteria and processes required to assure the quality of the Forum’s output.
  • To recommend actions by the Board of Trustees in furtherance of the Forum’s mission.
  • Carry out other assignments that may be decided by the Board of Trustees.

Current Advisory Committee Composition and Membership:

Dr. Nabil Koronfol

Dr Nabil Kronfol (Chair of the Advisory Committee)

President, Health Systems and Health Manpower Development
Lebanese HealthCare Management Association
Beirut, Lebanon






Barry McCormick photo small sizeBarry McCormick CBE, PhD 

Centre for Health Service Economics & Organisation
Nuffield College, Oxford UK








Dr.UmayahDr. Umaiyeh Khammash

Chief Field Health Programme, UNRWA

West Bank, Palestine







 Dr. Sameh El Saharty

Senior Health Policy Specialist, South Asia Region, World Bank







Mondher_LetaiefDr. Mondher Letaief

Professor of Preventive and Community Medicine

University Hospital of Monastir, Tunisia






Dr. Jamal NasherDr. Jamal Nasher

Health system officer

World Health Organization's office

Sanaa, Yemen






Photo-Driss-Zine-EddineDr. Zine-Eddine El-Idrissi

Senior Health Economist

World Bank Group






Dr. Nagla Tijani

 Dr. Nagla El-Tigani

Deputy Manager for GAVI/GF ATM HSS Unit

Sudan Federal Ministry of Health








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The MENA HPF mission is to contribute to the development, of effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable policies that improve health and/or that mitigate adverse consequences of ill health, in the MENA region for those who are most disadvantaged.     View our Vision & Mission >>