Health Economics

Dr. Al Moghirah Abdellah

Chairperson for the Specialty Committee of Health Economics

Dr. Al Moghirah Abdellah is a community medicine specialist who currently serves as the Director of Directorate-General for Population Coverage with Healthcare Services at the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) headquarters in Khartoum. He earned an MBBS from the University of Khartoum in 2001, a postgraduate Diploma in Community Medicine from Gezira University in 2008, and an MSc in Health Economics and Healthcare Management from Chulalongkorn University in 2013. He is also a Board certified in Community physician from the Sudan Medical Specialization board.

Dr. Abdellah has held numerous positions at Sudan's National Health Insurance Fund in Khartoum and Gezira state since 2005. He also taught many community medicine and public health courses at Khartoum University, Gezira University, the Blue Nile National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and the Khartoum Public Health Institute.

Dr. Abdellah 's research area mainly focuses on the efficiency of public, social and national health insurance programs and coverage in Sudan.

Dr. Abdellah has attended numerous training courses, workshops, and conferences, including the International Training Programme on Social Protection for Sustainable Development, the 15th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and the World Health Organization's Regional Workshop on Public Finance Management for Health in Africa, among many others.

Dr. Abdellah has a number of prestigious memberships at a number of  organizations and networks from 2017 to the present;  he’s a member of the community WHO Health Financing Technical Network, Executive Board of African Forum for Primary Health Care, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, and the Consultancy Committee of Community Medicine Specialty Federal Ministry of Health, he’s also been a member of the Research and Research Ethics Committee, the quality council and training council at the Sudan National Health Insurance Fund.

Specialty Committees Members

Dr. Osama Ahmad

Dr. Osama Ahmad

Osama Ahmad

Dr. Ebaidalla Ahmed

Dr. Ebaidalla Ahmed

Dr. Ebaidalla Mahjoub is Assistant research professor of Economics at the Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University.

His research interest lies in the areas of Health Economics and Development Economics. He was a visiting research fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (2018-2019), USA, and a visiting scholar at the United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki, Finland, (April-June 2019). Before joining Qatar University, he has worked at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and he was the director of Health Economics Center, University of Khartoum (2015-2019).

He has engaged in many research projects related to issues of Health Economics; and he received grants from a number of regional and international organizations including the Global development network (GDN), Economic research forum (ERF), and the African Economic consortium (AERC). Ebaidalla has an extensive background in Econometrics and quantitative analysis and he published many papers on health economics in international journals.

Dr. Mohammed Alam

Dr. Mohammed Alam

Dr. Mohammed Fasihul Alam is a Graduate Faculty (Assistant Professor) of Public Health at the Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Qatar University. His core academic activities involve teaching graduate and post-graduate courses at QU, supervising MSc/MPH/PhD projects, designing and conducting research in the broad spectrum of Public Health, Health Economics and Health Policy.

Dr. Alam is an experienced academic & researcher who has a good record of accomplishment of securing competitive research grants from national and international funding agencies (e.g. NIHR HTA, NIHR Public Health Program, MRC, etc. Dr. Alam has published scientific research findings in peer-reviewed international journals and has more than 40 publications in his credit.

Before coming to Qatar University, Dr. Alam was a Senior Research Fellow at the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), Swansea University (UK). He has more than 20 years of experience in academic teaching and research in health economics, public health, statistics and operational research, and worked at a number of universities in England, Germany, Wales and Bangladesh.

Dr. Alam has degrees in Statistics (BSc (Hons.) and MSc), Health Economics and Health Policy (MSc) and Simulation Modeling (PhD). Externally, Dr. Alam has served for a number of professional and Government organizations in the UK and in Qatar. He is an Associate Editor of the BMC Health Services Research journal.