Dr. Awad Mataria

Dr. Awad Mataria

Director, UHC/Health Systems at WHO EMRO


Dr Awad Mataria is the Director of “Universal Health Coverage/Health Systems” at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Dr Mataria has more than fifteen years of experience in health system strengthening, health economics and health financing. For the last ten years, he has been supporting countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region to reform their health financing systems to move towards Universal Health Coverage. Dr Mataria has a Ph.D. in Health Economics and a Masters in Health System Analysis, following his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy. His areas of expertise are: Universal Health Coverage; health systems financing and organization; Social Health Insurance; using economics in health care priority setting; measuring the benefits of health care mainly using stated preferences techniques; economic evaluation of health care interventions; and National Health Accounts. Dr Mataria has several publications in high impact journal and presented at several international and regional conferences.

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Parallel Session: Healthcare reforms in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: First glance at the main challenges and lessons learnt

  • 9 November, 2021
  • 17:00 - 18:30