Dr. Awad Mataria

Dr. Awad Mataria is the Regional Adviser for Health Economics and Financing at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Dr.Mataria has more than ten years of experience in health system strengthening and health financing. For the last six years, he has been supporting the countries of the Eastern Mediter­ranean Region to reform their health financing systems to move towards Universal Health Coverage.

Dr. Salwa Najjab

Dr. Salwa Najjab is the Managing Director of Juzoor for health and social development and the treasurer for the MENA HPF. Dr. Najjab is an expert in women’s health issues and founder of a number of women’s health and maternal mortality reduction programs, including development of community health and specialized training programs for nurses and midwives.


Dr. Raeda Alqutob

Dr. Raeda Alqutob is a Professor of Public health (women and child health) and a physician by training. She is the Vice Chairperson of MENA HPF. She has over thirty years of experience in public health teaching, research, and policy. She held several professional and administrative top level leadership and management positions; a former Senator at Jordan Senate. (Deputy Chairperson).