Ahmed Ogwell Ouma

Director ad interim, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Dr Ahmed Ogwell currently serves as the Director ai. at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – a specialised agency of the African Union (AU). He leads the engagement on health security with AU Member States and other partners, leading a team of experts in securing Africa’s health through effective preparedness, early detection and rapid response to disease threats, outbreaks and public health emergencies on the continent of Africa.

Dr Ahmed Ogwell has over 25 years of experience in public health as a social and developmental agenda at national, regional, and global levels. He has ably held senior positions in the Government of kenya, the United Nations (UN) system, non-governmental organisations, and the AU. Dr Ahmed Ogwell previously worked as an advisor to the World Health Organization Assistant Director General. Dr Ahmed Ogwell is an alumnus of the University Of Nairobi School Of Public Health and the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen in Norway.

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