Hiba Boujnah (Tunisia) is a public health expert who thrives on building and sustaining human connections based on mutual understanding and respect of the different cultures and identities while focusing on what unites individuals. Hiba received the Fulbright scholarship to study in the US where she earned her Master’s degree in Public Health and started her international career with a focus on the African continent. She has experience working with the Tunisian and American governments, INGOs as well as WHO. Currently she serves at the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention focusing on Global Health Diplomacy. Hiba has a genuine interest in issues of racism, colonialism, patriarchy and other oppressive systems. Through her work during disease outbreaks and pandemics, she has come to realize that these systems that propagate stigma and discrimination greatly hinder the overall health and well-being of humans everywhere. Therefore, Hiba aims to tackle these issues holistically starting from a cultural standpoint.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Politics, Diplomacy and Global Economy
Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Development and Global Health
Country of Origin: Tunisia
City of Residency: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia