In recognition for his achievements and contributions in the field of public health and health policies, Dr. Fadi El Jardali, Chair of Health Management and Policy Department and Founder and Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), was invited by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to serve on a voluntary basis for a period of four years as a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Health Science and Technology Policy. The invitation from WHO comes after consultations with the Lebanese government. “I am honored to receive this invitation and I look forward to strengthening health science and technology policies and improving public health at the global, regional, and national levels" Dr. El Jardali stated.
The Expert Advisory Panel consists of experts, appointed by WHO's Director-General, who provide technical guidance and support to WHO within a particular subject.
“I am honored to receive this invitation and I look forward to strengthening health science and technology policies and improving public health at the global, regional, and national levels" Dr. El Jardali stated. Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, Dean of FHS, stated that “FHS is honored by this well-deserved recognition of Dr. El-Jardali who has always shown exceptional commitment to public health and health policy issues. His research and advocacy work has informed and influenced several public policies in Lebanon and beyond." He added, “This acknowledgment at the highest levels at WHO is further evidence of Dr. El-Jardali's high professional standards and remarkable leadership in public health policy research. It also highlights the leading role FHS is playing in the field of public health regionally and globally".
Dr. El Jardali's research activities, publications, and interest are focused on policymaking, knowledge translation, governance, performance reporting for health systems and organizations, quality of care, accreditation, patient safety, and human resources for health. He has been leading several initiatives and projects in several countries and regions and has published extensively in high impact journals. He founded and continues to direct the K2P Center, that empowers policymakers and stakeholders to make informed decisions, communicate decisions effectively, and take successful actions. He also co-directs the Center for Systematic Reviews on Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK).