Program Leader for Health Research Partnerships, IDRC
|Degrees:||MD, Diploma, MSc, PhD|
Montasser Kamal is the Program Leader for Health Research Partnerships at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Before joining IDRC Montasser was the Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Research at Global Affairs Canada. He also worked at the former Canadian International Development Agency CIDA as the Team Leader of the Health Specialists and brings experience as a Reproductive Health Policy Advisor and as Manager of Multilateral Health Institutions and Partnerships. Between 2007-2014 he worked at the Regional Office of the Ford Foundation in Cairo where he was a Senior Program Officer for Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS in part supporting implementation research and strengthening the health policy environment around sexual and reproductive health and rights. Montasser’s areas of interest and expertise include implementation research, forced displacement and refugee health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, health systems strengthening, political economy of health, and evidence use. Montasser has MD, Diploma, MSc, and PhD degrees in medicine, international development, and medical anthropology from Egypt, the UK and Canada.