Since 1970, the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine has educated students in public health from 84 countries, as well as Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority. Many, once receiving their International Master of Public Health (IMPH) degree, returned to their homelands to take up prestigious positions in public health. Among the Braun IMPH graduates are:
Dr. Earnest Njih Tabah, Cameroon, 2006/7: Deputy Permanent Secretary to the National Leprosy Eradication Program, Ministry of Public Health
Dr. Olusola Oresanya, Nigeria, 2006/7: Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Branch, Nigeria National Malaria Control Program
Dr. Bhanu Pratap, India, 2006/7: Regional HIV Senior Program Officer for South Asia, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), responsible for HIV programs in seven countries–Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Dr. Vladimir Lazarevik, Macedonia, 2003/4: Deputy Minister of Health of Macedonia
Xinia Castro, El Salvador, 2002/3: National Health Coordinator, World Vision International (an international Christian relief and development organization); coordinates a large team of health professionals and lay-volunteers caring for a population of 50,000 children.
Nino Giguashvili, Georgia, 2002/3: Awarded a “Muskie Graduate Fellowship” by the US State Department to undertake a Master of Public Administration at the Rockefeller School of Public Affairs and Policy, SUNY.
Dr. Xu Jieshuang, China, 2002/3: Acknowledged as one of the “100 outstanding doctors” by the Shanghai Health Bureau after establishing a project on prevention of unwanted pregnancies among young unmarried people.
Dr. Alexei Bobrik, Russia, 2001/2: Oversees a $90,000,000 AIDS, TB, and syphilis program in Russia and neighboring countries; a number of Hadassah alumni are affiliated with this project.
Dr. Erion Dasho, Albania, 2001/2: National AIDS Program Coordinator
Dr. Kajiru Mhando, Tanzania, 2001/2: Director, Sekou-Toure Regional Hospital at Mwanza
Dr. Temo Waqanivalu, Fiji, 2001/2: National Advisor on Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health
Dr. Frank Anthony, Guyana, 1999/00: Minister of Cultural Affairs
Muna Ahmead, Palestinian Authority, 1999/00: Director, Nursing Department, Arab American University; Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Al-Quds University
Dr. Genc Burazeri, Albania, 1999/00: Lecturer, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tirana; recently received his PhD in Public Health (with honors) from Hebrew University
Dr. Alvaro Sanclemente, Colombia, 1999/00: Senior Medical Advisor and Public Health Consultant in International SOS, London (a world-leading provider of international healthcare, medical assistance, and pandemic preparedness)
Dr. Dmitri Platonov, Russia, 1999/00: Director, Tver Regional Hospital
Dr. Alex Brown, Australia, 1998/9: Head of the Center for Indigenous Vascular and Diabetes Research, Baker Heart Institute in Alice Springs
Dr. Anna Marzec-Boguslawska, Poland, 1998/9: Director, National Aids Center
Dr. Aleyda Choto, El Salvador, 1997/8: Central America Occupational Health Manager, Unilever; received the 2005 Unilever Global Occupational Health Award
Dr. Bayo Fatunmbi, Nigeria, 1997/8: World Health Organization Senior Advisor to the National Malaria Control Program
Dr. Eduardo Villamor, Colombia, 1995/6: Associate Professor of International Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Dr. Sala Saketa, Fiji, 1994/5: Permanent Secretary for Health of Fiji, replacing Dr. Lepani Waqatakirewa,who is also a graduate of the Program.
Dr. Richard Dale, El Salvador, 1992/3: Coordinator, Department of Adolescent Health, Pan American Health Organization
Dr. Charles Chebet, Kenya, 1990/1: Director, National AIDS Program
Dr. Lito Gapas, Philippines, 1987/8: Senior Health Advisor, Shell; coordinating the delivery of health services to the company’s many projects throughout Russia and neighboring countries.
Dr. Charles Nagbe, Liberia, 1986/7: Director, Department of Epidemiology, Ministry of Health