Introduction: Arash Rashidian, Egypt - Director of Science, Information and Dissemination at WHO EMRO (2)

2 March, 2020

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Dr Rashidian to HIFA. Dr Rashidian is a real quality addition to HIFA. I am sure in his capacity as director in this field at a WHO regional office, full of great ideas and experience, genuine interest in knowledge generation and sharing and multilingualism and many other areas of interest to HIFA. Dr Rashidian’s support to establishing HIFA and Just in Time Lecture as WHO collaborating Centres is both timely and required.

Welcome sir.

Best regards.

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI

Former Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department, WHO/HQ

President, eHealth Development Association of Jordan,

Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth

e-Marefa Advisor

P.O. Box 542006

Amman 11937


Mobile +962 799391604

Tel. +962 (6) 5240273


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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.

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