Maha is medical doctor, an academic educator and a global health Consultant with technical and scientific experience across academic institutions, UN organizations, private, and government sectors. She has developed, delivered and managed expert technical support to 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe; and more than 30 Sovereign American Indian Nations across the United States.
Maha addresses youth mixed migrants, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS in young people. Her academic and UN tenures, research and consultancy work resulted in academic courses, publications, UN global initiatives, and national strategies and frameworks.
She held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Laureate International Universities.
Most recently, she contributed to a UN multi-country study on youth mixed migrants, serving as the national consultant and principal investigator for Egypt. Maha spearheaded country adaptations and global implementation of WHO initiatives, “Adolescent Friendly Health Services: Making it Happen” and “orientation program on adolescent health for health care providers”(OP). She institutionalized OP at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom and facilitated its endorsement by the Royal College of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Maha developed UNFPA multi-country strategic response analyses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in young people.
She developed and presented a pubic health awareness series for Sat7 television: “Our Health Our Responsibility” for target audience in the Middle East. Series Promo Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s7AUXksdsw
She co-founded Sherouk NGO in Upper Egypt.