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Dr. Ahmed Ogwell

Dr. Ahmed E. O. OGWELL

Senior Policy Advisor – AIHD

Dr. Ogwell

Dr. Ahmed OGWELL is an expert in Global Health with a bias towards the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and Global Health Diplomacy. He has a wealth of experience in Public Health Administration, Health Policy Development and Implementation, Advocacy and Partnerships Building, Non-communicable diseases and Global Health.

Dr Ogwell is the immediate former Adviser – Global Coordination Mechanism for NCDs in the Office of the Assistant Director-General for NCDs and Mental Health, W.H.O in Geneva (up to June 2017). There he was responsible for the partnerships and resource mobilisation portfolio.


Dr Ogwell was also the Programme Manager for Primary Prevention of NCDs and Regional Adviser for Tobacco Control at the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville (2010-2017). He supported countries in Africa to build capacity in tobacco control, NCDs prevention and control, and developed numerous models of policy and implementation frameworks for tobacco control and NCDs.

In Kenya, Dr Ogwell was the founding director of the NCDs division in the Ministry of Health Kenya and also established the Office for International Health Relations (focal point for global affairs) at the same ministry. He is an alumni of the School of Public Health in the University of Nairobi as well as the Centre for International Health of the University of Bergen in Norway.

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The African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) is a non‐profit, non‐governmental organization (NGO) established in June 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya by a group of accomplished African researchers and academicians. The Institute’s main focus is on implementing evidence-based programming, conducting research, training and advocacy on health and development issues that are contextually relevant to Kenya and the African continent.