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Dr. Salim Hussein

Kenya Government
Head of Community Health Unit, Ministry of Health
As Head of the Community Health Unit at the Ministry of Health in Kenya, Dr. Salim sets policy, guidelines, and standards for community health, and oversees the Community Health Information Based Information system and the implementation of the monitoring & evaluation plan. Prior to his role as the head of community health, Salim held the position of Deputy Head of the Division of Health Promotion in the Ministry of Health. As Deputy Head, he coordinated and supervised preventive services in the government, NGOs, and private health facilities in Marsabit District, which is the second largest district in Kenya. He was the District Medical Officer for the Marsabit District and has also been the Medical Officer in Charge for the Makindu sub-district hospital. Dr. Salim received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi.