Dr. Mohamed Elhakim (MD)
Dr. Mohamed Elhakim is a medical epidemiologist who works as technical officer at the World Health Organization, Djibouti Country Office. He previously served in the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office as a focal point for the Eastern Mediterranean Flu Network (EMFLU), a team member for the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Middle East respiratory syndrome at the Infectious Hazard Management Unit. He also served as a focal point for the International Health Regulations (IHR) and Health Clusters at the Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Unit in EMRO.
Dr. Elhakim is a member of the Group of Experts for Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. He is a peer reviewer at the Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (IORV) journal. An Egyptian by nationality, Dr. Elhakim has a number of publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented scientific papers and abstracts in many international scientific meetings and conferences.
Dr. Elhakim has a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) degree from Ain Shams University, Egypt; a postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare and Hospital Management from the American University in Cairo; and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from Ain Shams University, Egypt.
Dr. Elhakim joined the ViVI Scientific Think Tank in 2020 providing expertise on public health and infectious disease epidemiology.