Sameera Al Tuwaijri
Senior adviser at the Health Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice
Dr. Sameera Al Tuwaijri is currently a senior adviser at the Health Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice of the World Bank.
She is a board certified OB/GYN with over 10 years of experience in clinical practice before she embarked on studying Public Health. She has a masters in public health from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in health policy and a post doctoral fellowship from Johns Hopkins.
For over a decade now, she has been working on reproductive health and women empowerment. Prior to joining the WB in 2010, she was the regional adviser, RH policy for UNFPA, Arab States, the director of the ILO's program on Public Health and Safety and just returned from an external service assignment where she served as the first regional director, Arab States, UN Women.