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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Prof. Ahmed Mandil

Professor King Saud UniversityCommunity Medicine


Location: Riyadh, KSA


A Mandil is Professor of Epidemiology and Supervisor, Community Medicine Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (seconded from the High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Egypt). He received his bachelor degree in medicine and surgery degree (1981) and master’s degree in Pediatrics (1985) from Alexandria University, Egypt. Subsequently, he received his Doctorate in Public Health from the UCLA School of Public Health, USA (1991).  He was Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, UAE (2004-2006) and Secretary, International Epidemiological Association (2002-2008). He currently serves as KSU-MPH Council Coordinator; board member/peer reviewer of scientific journals including WHO Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ), Journal of Epidemiology & Global Health (JEGH), Journal of Family & Community Medicine (JFCM). He worked with / consulted international agencies as WHO, UNICEF and the Population Council; contributed to WHO studies / publications as emergency preparedness and response national capacity assessment survey (2008); non-communicable disease national capacity assessment survey (2001).

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