Poorvaprabha Patil represents HIFA at the World Health Assembly, 21-30 May 2023 (7) Update and reflections (3)

1 June, 2023

Dear Poorva

Thank you for sharing your experience at the WHA. Leveraging the existence of around 193 delegates (member states) at the Assembly is what HIFA aims at. I really hope that your meetings, advocacy, and promotion of HIFA are well done. All your activities to meet other HIFA colleagues and to be introduce to them is fantastic. Ian Roberts is missing from the list. I guess he was busy in the organization of the Assembly, as usual.

With kind regards.

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, IAHSI

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Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research WHO/HQ (Retired)

e-Marefa Advisor

President, Jordan Library and Information Association

President, eHealth Development Association, Jordan

President, Middle East and North Africa Association of Health Informatics

IMIA Vice-President for MEDINFO 2023

Part-time Lecturer and Researcher at PLRI, Germany

Visiting Professor, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Member of the International Academy of Public Health Scientific Council

Editor, Jordanian Journal of Library and Information Science

Editorial Board Member, Arab Board Medical Journal

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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. http://www.hifa.org/support/members/najeeb http://www.hifa.org/projects/multilingualism Email: shorbajin AT gmail.com