Dr Sarah Abo Alasrar
Emergency and Surgical Care Team
Dr Abo Alasrar holds a Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology. She successfully completed high program certificates in the area of Public Health with Harvard University, Stanford University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to broaden her analytical approach and understand the challenges of complex problems that have their roots in social and economic conditions and the failure of health services to reach the poor. She is from Yemen, and expressly interested in addressing the increasingly complex challenges of Public Health in the context of Humanitarian Crisis and subsequently planning and coordinating health activities that will improve people’s health and drive poor countries towards a sustainable development. She is currently assisting the GFMER Emergency and Surgical Care program to develop training modules on surgical care in the context of Universal Health Coverage, particularly in the section on Humanitarian Crisis. Prior to joining GFMER, Sarah served at Union Health Center New York: Colorectal Cancer Screening Program- to assist in coordinating and ensuring the disposition of screening kits for patients who are at risk of Colorectal Cancer in order to early detect the pre-malignant cases. She also volunteered with United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) on Child Protection Area of Responsibility; the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to translate countries’ contributions to the yearly report of the UN Secretary-General to the General Assembly–A/RES/71/195. Furthermore, she assisted United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on their Legal Study Research that supports the Centre’s Research Team to better develop projects related to social protection in the Middle East and North of Africa Region.