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Dr Wisal Ahmed

Dr. Wisal Ahmed is a medical professional and public health expert with over two decades of extensive experience in addressing women’s health concerns in resource-limited areas across ten African countries. Alongside her clinical assistant professorship at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, she holds an MPH in Epidemiology and a PhD in Implementation Science from the same institution. Her expertise ranges from program design, and implementation to evaluation including research in diverse health topics. Dr. Ahmed has held leadership positions in international organizations, governmental and non-governmental entities, and academia. Her focus of work for the last seven years has been mainly on female genital mutilation (FGM) working with the World Health Organization (WHO), in strengthening health sector response to address FGM in 15 countries and currently United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Global Coordinator for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, a multisectoral program operating in 17 countries.

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