Name: Mohamed Nour
Organisation: Ministry of Public Health
Role: Communication Expert & Public Health Specialist
I have been involved in crisis/emergency risk communication since my basic profession as epidemiologist is outbreak investigation and control. I was responsible for designing and implementing communication interventions to control epidemics. I am currently a member of the WHO expert group to develop the Guidelines on Emergency Risk Communication and an Adviser for the Emergency Committee that advises the DG of the WHO on the global public health emergencies. As I was recruited by Qatar Ministry of Health in the capacity of public health Specialist as well as a communication expert, I am bringing my expertise on public health together with my practice of health communication. I lead the health education and communication strategies to control the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). We are now working on project national strategic plan for the Emergency Risk Communication. Further, I was engaged in health promotion where I managed to apply Communication for behavioral Impact (COMBI) approach.Recently, I have planed and supervised the community mobilization ahead of the consecutive OPV mass vaccination campaign that covers the opposition-controlled areas in Syria after the confirmation of the Wild Polio Visrus outbreak in which I was also engaged within the health cluster of the NGOs in Turkey.