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Class 23 (2024-2026)

Mohammed Fakhry, M.D., Yemen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Global Public Health

Global Health | Humanitarian Aid | Health Diplomacy

Dr. Mohammed Fakhry obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Aden in Yemen. His professional journey is characterized by a broad range of experiences in the healthcare sector, especially in regions impacted by conflict. His expertise spans various health disciplines, with an emphasis on deploying evidence-based approaches to improve health outcomes in these challenging environments.

Recently, Dr. Fakhry served as a Health in Detention Officer at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Aden, Yemen. In this role, he was responsible for developing health policies focused on the well-being of prisoners of war, enhancing health service delivery, and providing technical guidance on a range of health issues. His efforts were crucial in the release of more than 1,000 conflict-related detainees as part of broader peace negotiations.

Previously, Dr. Fakhry collaborated with various international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), managing extensive health initiatives in Yemen’s conflict-affected areas. His projects aimed to promote peace and strengthen community resilience by addressing fundamental health challenges exacerbated by ongoing conflicts through strategic health interventions.

Currently pursuing further education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Global Public Health, Dr. Fakhry is deepening his expertise in public health to better address global health challenges. His academic and professional pursuits are geared toward developing and implementing effective public health strategies and systems, particularly tailored to settings affected by conflict and instability, with the goal of fostering positive peace and development through health diplomacy.