Dr Abdirahman Mahamud with Judith Diment MBE

Polio and Pakistan: Clearing the final hurdle

Dr Abdi R Mahamud is the current Global Incident Manager for COVID-19 IMST, coordinating WHO’s COVID-19 technical and operational response plans.

Dr Mahamud, was immediately deployed to Manila, Philippines after the initial cases of novel coronaviruses were confirmed, where he was the WHO’s West Pacific Region COVID-19 Incident Manager during the first phase of the pandemic.

Previously, Dr Mahamud worked as the WHO Pakistan National Team Leader for Polio Eradication Programme and was a key member of Pakistan’s National Emergency Operation Centre for Polio Eradication for five years.

Before joining the Pakistan polio eradication team, Dr Mahamud, supported the coordination of GPEI’s WPV1/VDPV2 outbreaks response plans in Horn of Africa and Middle East.