November 29 - December 2, 2020
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Abdullah
Algwizani

Saudi Arabia Centers for Disease Control
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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Abdullah Algwizani joined the Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control from its inception as the founding chief executive in 2018. Reporting to His Excellency, the minister of Health, Dr. Algwizani is responsible for achieving the organization’s goal to protect and improve the health of the population in the Kingdom. He is passionate about supporting the development of a nation that lives longer and healthier. He envisages the success of this mission as a joint endeavor across and beyond the healthcare system.As a published researcher with a medical background in Infectious Diseases and as a practicing consultant, Dr. Algwizani has held many key positions. He was the director of Infection Prevention and Control at King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital. In addition, he is part of several national and international memberships on a wide range of committees such as; Public Health, Dengue Control, Vaccines and Biological Medicine.He has also represented the country at international forums, including the World Health Assembly, Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Steering Committee and is the Anti-Microbial Resistance Champion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the G20

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