Sali Hafez

Cumberland Lodge Fellow, 2023-25


Hello, I am Sali, a health systems researcher and global health specialist who has worked extensively on health systems in fragile states and low and middle-income countries, focusing on the intersection of health, gender, and protection. 

I am currently a doctoral candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My research evaluates the effectiveness of health service delivery amid the transition from the humanitarian to the development phase, in post-conflict settings. Before that, I led multi-country humanitarian response and research in over 15 countries, including Liberia, Lebanon, Libya, Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, Iraq, Djibouti, Bangladesh, Sudan, Yemen, South Sudan and Jordan, with UN agencies and INGOs like the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 

I am part of different social movements, most notably the Arab Coalition for Population and Development, the Post-2015 Global Advocacy Group, Decolonisation of Global Health Working Group, and Women in Global Health Egypt Chapter Leadership.