WHO Representative in Yemen
Mr Altaf Musani, graduate of the prestigious Emory University in the US, began his public health emergencies’ career as Field Manager for International Medical Corps (IMC) in 1995. This stint was soon followed by a research fellow position with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after these roles, Mr Musani began his illustrious WHO career in 1999, as a Field Officer in Afghanistan. He then continued to support the MENA region as Chief of Operations in Pakistan, followed by a Regional Adviser position at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean based in Cairo, where he focused on emergency preparedness and humanitarian action, building country capacity in the Region. After this post, he was promoted to the Directorship position of the WHO Mediterranean Centre for Health and Risk Reduction in Tunis. Furthering his passion for humanitarian work, Mr Musani was nominated Deputy Representative of WHO in Iraq, and was later confirmed as the WHO Representative in Iraq where he successfully served almost 6 years. Mr Musani was appointed to the post of WHO Representative in Yemen at the end of October 2018. With over two decades of humanitarian experience in tow, Mr Musani’s work spans global, regional and local levels of the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently, as the WHO Representative in Yemen, he has been placed in charge of the Organization;s largest mission, managing over 300 staff across all offices and 6 hubs/offices in Yemen, Amman and Djibouti.