In this series we will hear from inspirational individuals working in health and conflict who are driving health research, policy and programmatic interventions in conflict-related humanitarian contexts. Through their unique experiences, we will discuss how the research and NGO community can do more to advance the role of women and strengthen diverse and inclusive leadership, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and strategies moving forward, and how WLHC can support their work and create a network that supports aspiring leaders in their own communities.
In this webinar, we will discuss the role of women leaders in the COVID-19 response in Syria. Please submit any questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Aula Abbara
Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez
Dr. Ola Fahham
Dr. Aula Abbara is a consultant in Infectious Diseases/ General Internal Medicine at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, London and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.
She co-chairs the Syria Public Health Network a group which brings together academics, NGOs, policy makers and international organisations to highlight and influence policies relevant to the public health of Syrians. She chairs Health Professionals for Global Health and has been a collaborator on the Lancet Commission on Syria.
Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez is a Syrian medical doctor and epidemiologist. He received his MD from Aleppo University and MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Dr Ekzayez’s current work with R4HC focuses on building the research capacity for individuals, organisations and institutions to conduct good quality research related to health in conflict settings. His PhD research, at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, looks at health systems in conflict settings focusing on models to build bottom-up health systems providing case studies of the Syrian conflict, and other similar contexts.