El Beih has 17 years of work experience on development issues mainly focusing
on HIV, health system strengthening and reform issues in the Middle East, East
Africa and the United States. She is currently the Chief of the Global
Fund Unit with UNIECF Somalia managing 140 million USD grants. Before that she
has been UNAIDS Country Coordinator in Egypt for 6 years. She has also worked
for care International, Abt Associates and a number of pharmaceutical companies.
El Beih believes in the power of communication for social mobilization and
social change. she has been instrumental in spearheading various projects using
communication for development. For example she initiated a feature film that
addresses the rights of women living with HIV and promotes social justice.
El Beih is a proud Egyptian, strong believer in the power of women for
social change and is a natural optimist.