Dr Samira Asma
Assistant Director-General for Data, Analytics and Delivery, World Health Organization -DDI
About this speaker
Dr Samira Asma is the Assistant Director-General for Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact at the World Health Organization where she leads WHO’s efforts to use timely, reliable and actionable data to drive progress towards the Triple Billion targets and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to joining WHO, Dr Asma served in leadership positions at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for over two decades where she established global programmes on tobacco control, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), environmental health and injuries through successful collaborations. Dr Asma has contributed to more than 100 publications, books and policy papers on global health and public health surveillance and is internationally recognized as a scientific and policy expert on global tobacco control and NCDs.