Sahar El Shourbagy
Sahar El Shourbagy graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 1987. After graduation, she interned for and received a master's degree in public health from Cairo University. From 2009-2011, she was the head of the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Unit, where she participated in many research projects with the national viral committee and other international organizations and succeeded in launching the National Plan for Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis in Egypt.
From 2014 to the present, she has served as the coordinator for the Egypt Field Epidemiology Training Program. Together with the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), she was involved in initiating the Public Health Empowerment Program, or basic-level field epidemiology training for the region. She has also participated in developing an action plan for workforce development indicators for International Health Regulations (IHR) tools with the World Health Organization (WHO). In coordination with TEPHINET, she was also involved in developing biosafety and biosecurity standard operating procedures for the Frontline FETP curriculum.