Professor Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, visits Imperial College London
Eastern Mediterranean visited the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. Before taking up his current post in February 2012, Professor Alwan was WHO Assistant Director-General for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health. We discussed a range of topics, including health system development, training of health professionals, and supporting the prevention, early diagnosis and management of conditions such as diabetes. The Department of Primary Care and Public Health and our WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training will be supporting a conference on primary care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to be held in Cairo, Egypt in November to take forwards this proposed work.