Dr. Maha Mohamed Talaat Ismail


Dr. Maha Talaat is a public health adviser for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and infection prevention and control (IPC). She has intensive experience in program design and management. She provided technical support to 22 countries at EMRO to enhance their capacities to combat AMR and strengthen IPC programs.

Dr. Talaat holds master’s and doctoral degrees in public health and epidemiology and has more than 50 publications in international journals and presented in 53 international meetings and conferences. She has more than 30 years of experience in public health and epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases. She has been leading more than 30 national and international public health programs in various technical areas such as supporting countries in epidemiology, surveillance, IPC, and AMR. She was the principal investigator of more than 20 research projects in various fields of public health (hepatitis, hospital infections, community-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, and respiratory infections). She has special skills in designing and implementing public health programs in LMIC.