humphrey fellows


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

2013-14 Humphrey Fellows



MarshariHuda Hilal Al Marshari, Bsc, MD, MS

Technical Areas:
Publick Health Specialist

Country: Oman

Through the Directorate General of Private Health Establishments in the Ministry of Health, Oman, Huda works as head of Supervision and Health Programs Section that is responsible for coordination of implementing, follow-up and auditing the health programs provided by Ministry of Health at the private health establishments level in order to improve quality of care according to the ministry standards which are following international standards. During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on the field of health programs implementation, monitoring and evaluation in order to further improve her knowledge and skills in this field.  She is also focusing on the field of public health disaster preparedness and management in order to effectively work in this field as part of her related job role as a public health specialist.  Huda has a BSc, and MD degree from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and an MS Degree in Health Sciences from North Dakota State University, USA.   


 Sergo Chikhladze, MD, PhD

Technical Areas:
Project Management, M&E, Reproductive Health and Rights

Country: Georgia

Dr. Sergo Chikhladze has been designing and managing reproductive health and HIV projects in Georgia.  For two years he was a chair person of well-known Georgian NGO "Tanadgoma".  Earlier he worked as the dean of private medical school of nursing in Tbilisi.  Sergo Chkhladze graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University.  He obtained his PhD from Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow.  During his Humphrey Fellowship, he will focus on monitoring and evaluation issues in order to develop and implement comprehensive M & E plans and systems for health programs in Georgia. 


Darwish Tarneem Darwish, MB BCH


Technical Areas:
Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Country: Egypt

Through the National Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Program in Egypt, Tarneem Darwish, had played an important role as a bioinformatician and biostatistician of the program all over Egypt aiming at improving the health level of the hepatitis patients in Egypt and eradicating the liver cancer as well improving the health system in Egypt through sharing in a number of research projects.  Tarneem holds a bachelor degree of medicine from Cairo University.  During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she will focus on improving her skills regarding the scientific research and increase her experience in the field of bioinformatics and biostatistics.   


 Nohier Elmedany, ElmedanyMPA

Technical Areas:
Healthcare Systems and Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Health, HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, Reproductive Health

Country: Egypt

Through Egyptian's Ministry of Health, Dr. Nohier Elmedany works as a certified medical trainer in the field of Healthcare Administration, lecturing about different topics in healthcare management.  Previously worked as laboratory and blood bank manager.  During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on Global Healthcare Systems and Project Management in order to contribute in the Egyptian Healthcare Reform Program.  Dr. Nohier has a master's degree in Public Administration from the American University in Cairo, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery, as well as a fellowship degree in Hospital Management from the Egyptian Fellowship in Healthcare Administration. 


GirohLucky Giroh, B. Pharm.

Technical Areas:
Food and Drug Regulatory and Control, Safety, Health and Environment, Quality Assurance


Through Nigeria National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Lucky Giroh is an Assistant Chief Regulatory Officer.  He currently heads Pharmaceutical Control Unit, a seasoned Good Manufacturing Practices auditor, and he has inspected several pharmaceutical and food industries locally and abroad in order to safeguard public health from substandard, falsely labeled, faked and counterfeiting.  Having expertise in safety, health and environment and quality management system.  During his Humphrey Fellowship, he will focus on health systems policy and management for the strengthening of food and drug regulation and control management system.  He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Jos, Nigeria and has eleven years working experience, of which two are in clinical pharmacy practice and the remaining years in food and drug regulation and control. 

JamilDammag Jamil, MPH


Technical Areas:
Monitoring and Evaluation

Country:  Yemen

Dammag Jamil works for the Ministry of Public Health & Population in Yemen as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the M&E Head Unit for the development plans.  He has over thirteen years of experience working with the Yemeni health system, with steadily increasing leadership responsibilities.  He holds a master degree in public health from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam and a specialized diploma on health management (Post-Bachelor) from the Yemeni Board for Medical Specializations in Sana'a.  He also has a High Diploma in Medical Assistant, from the Higher Institute for Health Science, Sana'a. During his Humphrey Fellowship, he will focus on the area of monitoring and evaluation of health programs.  He hopes to learn and master more tools, techniques and strategies in this field.


OrigeneRose-Myriam Origene, MSc

Technical Areas:
Public Health Policy and Nutrition

Country: Haiti

Rose-Myriam Origene, les Cayes, Haiti, holds a degree in nursing and has a master's degree in development, with a specialty in International Health.  Rose-Myriam has served as a Nutrition Specialist for the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), coordinating and monitoring the nutritional aspects of FAO projects implemented in Haiti.  She has also worked as a Nutrition Program Manager for Plan International-Haiti and on variety of projects focusing on child trafficking, HIV/AIDS, maternal child health and nutrition for Catholic Relief Services.   During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on Public Health Policy and Nutrition in order to contribute to the development of policies and strategies to decrease the malnutrition rate in Haiti. 


Malikah Popal, MDPopal

Technical Areas:
Gender Specialist

Country: Afghanistan

Dr. Malikah Popal has a Medical Diploma from Kabul Medical University and successfully completed the Afghan Public Health Course designed by/and affiliated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM/MoPH), as well as the United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR/ Hiroshima one year program).  Therefore, her progressive professional experience of working with ministries (MoPH and MRRD) in the field of overall organizational management has been focused on public health management and gender mainstreaming. She has worked as a National Gender Specialist and advisor to the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development over the past two years and, during this period she was able to contribute in developing a gender policy and strategic implementation plan and work in a joint project with the UN Women's Program. During 2010-2011, Malikah worked as a Senior Program Officer for the Gender & Institutional Development for APAP (Afghanistan Parliamentarians Assistance Project) supported by the State University of New York's Center for International Development. It was during the time that she worked with Women's Commission of Afghan Parliament that she was able to develop a comprehensive work plan to the commission and conduct her first research on the violence against women in Afghanistan.   At this time, she holds a Humphrey Fulbright Scholarship at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


ShahDaksha Shah, DPH, MBBS

Technical Areas:
Public Health Planning and Management, Administrative, Monitoring and Supervision

Country: India

Dr. Daksha Shah is a medical doctor working with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai as Deputy Executive Health Officer and leads the non-communicable disease interventions. She is involved in planning, implementing and monitoring the program strategies and developing health promotion and capacity building guidelines. She is also involved in major health initiatives of the department and is experienced in handling major national health programs like TB, HIV, vector control &preventive maternal care.  During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on health system strengthening & policies in Non communicable disease prevention and learn the best practices in United States in order to plan & improve the program performance and community involvement to address the huge challenge of the non-communicable diseases in urban environment.  She will also examine the possibility of collaboration in the areas of non-communicable diseases & malaria.  She has postgraduate degree in public health, special training in field epidemiology through WHO and a Bachelor's degree in medicine & surgery from T.N. Medical college Mumbai University. 


 TilenbaevaNushaim Tilenbaeva, MD, MSW

Technical Areas:
Tuberculosis control, Infection Control, Harm reduction, Health education, Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM)

Country: Kyrgyz Republic

Dr. Nurshaim Tilenbaeva has been working in the International Committee of the Red Cross/ Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic  on implementation of Multidrug- resistant Tuberculosis Control Program in penitentiary system of the Kyrgyz Republic with support, supervision, coordination, follow up and assessment of the program.  During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on public health program design and management in order to address priority public health programs in her country.  She has a degree in medicine with specialization in neurology from the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic) and also holds a master's degree in social work with specialization in medical and psychiatric social work from Christ University (Bangalore, India).


UlziibayarMunkhchuluun Ulziibayar, MD, MPH

Technical Areas:
Health Promotion, Health Education and Communication and Behavior Change

Country: Mongolia

Since 2005, Munkhchuluun has been working in preventive health field such as child preventive care, communicable disease prevention and non-communicable disease early detection, screening, prevention and control at local and national level in International organizations.  During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on health promotion and education of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in order to effectively contribute decreasing NCDs mortality and morbidity among Mongolians which is the first leading cause of death.  Munkhchuluun has a master's degree in public health and a bachelor's degree in Medical Doctor from the Health Science University of Mongolia. 


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