Naeema Al Gasseer

Naeema Hasan Al Gasseer

World Health Organization Representative in Egypt & Head of Mission

Opening Plenary Session

Thursday, 20 July

12:30-2:00 p.m. (1230-1400)

Nursing Scientists: Agents of Solutions Towards Resilient, Environmentally Friendly Health Systems for Better Future Care

This session discusses nurse scientists’ readiness to renew the transformation of education, practice, and leadership built on lessons learned from the pandemic. Additionally, this session will review scaling up public health initiatives where nurses are change agents to build resilient, sustainable health systems that are environmentally friendly, equitable, and efficient.

Dr. Naeema Hasan Al Gasseer is Bahrani and has worked regionally and internationally assisting countries in the areas of nursing, midwifery, health systems, policies, and strategies. She has a PhD from the University of Illinois Chicago, Bachelor of Science from American University of Beirut, and holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has served in conflict areas with a strong background in integrating humanitarian, recovery, and development towards peace.

Judy N. Khanyola, MAHP

Judy N. Khanyola

Chair, University of Global Health Equity Center for Nursing and Midwifery, Rwanda

Closing Plenary Session

Sunday, 23 July

3:00-4:30 p.m. (1500-1630)

Developing Nursing Leadership in Africa

Africa has grown significantly in the past two decades, but its health systems remain weak, impacting healthcare delivery to people in the region. This session will discuss how the University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) Center for Nursing and Midwifery is developing nursing leadership to solve this challenge.

Judy N. Khanyola is a registered nurse and is currently the Chair of the Center for Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. Judy’s work focusses on equipping the nursing and midwifery profession in Africa to do what it is they were educated and trained to do as qualified health professionals.