P. Salama is currently the UNICEF Representative in Zimbabwe where he is responsible for management of the country program including health, HIV, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and social policy. Prior to taking up his post in Zimbabwe, he was the Chief of Global Health for UNICEF from 2006 to 2009 where he oversaw all of UNICEF's health portfolio including maternal and child health, the global immunization program, PMTCT and pediatric HIV, health systems, and health policy and operational research. His other roles at UNICEF have included being a Principal Advisor for HIV/AIDS (2004-2005) and Chief of Health in Afghanistan (2002-2004). Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr. Salama has worked with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta as a Senior Epidemiologist and with the NGOs, Concern World-wide and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in a number of African and Asian countries. He is a Physician and Epidemiologist, having trained at the Melbourne University (M.B.B.S. degree), Harvard University (M.P.H. degree), and CDC Atlanta (EIS fellowship), and is a former Harkness, Fulbright, and Knox scholar.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011