Abdelwadoud, Moaz

Name: 
Moaz
Surname: 
Abdelwadoud
Gender: 
Male
Year of Birth: 
1982
Phone: 
+1 (804) 588-8383
Country: 
Egypt
Affiliation: 

Public Health Department, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute(TBRI),
El-Nile Street, Warrak El-Hader, Imbaba, Giza, Egypt.
PO Box: 30, Giza, Postal code: 12411.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery, Faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. (2005). Training Program in Research Methods for Guiding Policy and Evaluation with Special Application to Population and Health. Sponsored by the Welcome Trust with support from the Hewlett Foundation. Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, Egypt. (2010). Masters degree in Public Health and Preventive Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. (2011). Masters Degree in Public Health "International Health Development, The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (2013)
Dr. Moaz Abdelwadoud, Egypt, earned his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in Health Management and Policy on May 5, 2017 from University of Kentucky, USA.

Specialization: 

Public Health and Preventive Community Medicine

Profile: 

Dr. Moaz Abdelwadoud is an Associate Researcher of Public Health, working at the Public health Department in Theodore Bilharz Research Institute TBRI), Egypt. TBRI is one of the research institutes affiliated to Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research ASRT) which is the main authority of Egyptian Ministry of State for Scientific Research. He was graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University in 2005 then he joined a one year house officer clinical internship program at Ain-Shams University Hospitals.
The main factor that derived him to choose Public Health was his interest in improving health status of population to contribute to reduction of diseases as well as their determinants with special concern to health problems in developing countries. Dr. Moaz started his public health career in 2007 and earned Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 2011 and a second MPH "International Course in Health Development” in 2013 from The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His studies in Public Health provoked his strong interest in issues that affect health development and future of health problems in a global context. As an associate researcher at TBRI he carried out research and health programs concerning prevention and control of endemic liver diseases. Besides, health promotion through a specialized unit in TBRI Hospital, ongoing epidemiological research and health education in "Geziret Mohammed Rural Research unit" and instruction of public health for TBRI nursing school. This research and managerial work allowed him to develop an emergency room record system fulfilling the national and international standards of health informatics, needs of health team dealing with the information system, assessment of patients' demographical characteristics and morbidity patterns as well. He succeeded to introduce a coding system for the patients depending on ICD 10 and trained health team on this system.
His international cooperation visibility enhanced through participation in FP7 ERA-WIDE THEBERA project. This project aims at strengthening capacities of the TBRI in Egypt while realizing it as an International Excellence and Reference Centre for Liver Diseases and Hepatic Surgery Excellence by defining liver research priorities to respond to socio-economic needs, facilitating participation in European liver research initiatives and inclusion in Euro-Mediterranean Research and Innovation Area. Additionally, his work as health programs specialist at " The Center for Development Services" let him participate in technical support, monitoring and evaluation of health programs concerning reproductive health problems, youth friendly clinics and HIV/AIDS . Regarding his leadership experience, He was chosen as a young leader to be the chief of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population medical convoy to Burundi 23rd -30th June 2012). In November 2011 he participated in a primary assessment of health needs of Persons of Concern stranded at Salloum land port site in Egypt in cooperation with United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees. The aim was to provide a guide to have a better understanding of a disease burden for a better future plan. These missions increased his visibility regarding global health problems and emergency issues in health. Dr. Moaz main research interests are international health, health policies and strengthening health systems , and addressing determinants of health while involving other policies in tackling these determinants. He received his doctorate degree in public health, health management and policy at college of public health, university of Kentucky, The United States of America in May 2017.

Year Chosen as YPL: 
2012