Dr Rana Hajjeh (Lebanon) is Director of Programme Management, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization. Previously, she had been the Director of the Department of Communicable Disease Control from July 2016 until May 2019.
Dr Hajjeh formerly worked as the Director of Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States of America, from 2008 until 2016. She was also the Director of the Haemophilus Influenza Type B Initiative at Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, Dr Hajjeh was the Director of the Surveillance Program at NAMRU-3, Cairo, Egypt, from 2003 to 2005. She was also the Section Chief, Mycotic Diseases Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA, from 1999 to 2003.
Dr Hajjeh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She also holds a Doctor of Medicine degree in Medical Sciences from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Dr Hajjeh has a fellowship degree in Infectious Diseases from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.