Dr. Henia Dakkak is a medical doctor, a public health specialist and a past Fulbright post doctorate research scholar. She has comprehensive knowledge and experience of Emergency Obstetrics, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health including Sexual and Gender Based violence, Maternal and Child Health care and mental health and psychosocial programs. As senior technical advisor with Humanitarian Response Branch at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York, Dr. Dakkak provides technical support and advice to UNFPA country offices dealing with emergency situation in regard to reproductive health, gender, mental health and psychosocial support and data issues during emergency and post crises situations.
Before Joining the UN in June 2004, Dr. Dakkak was the Director of Relief and Development programs with International Medical Corps (IMC), she managed and developed the technical aspect of service delivery programming to improve quality of care within IMC overseas programs in relief and development settings throughout Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and South East Asia. These programs were developed in response to disasters, transition and recovery situations to address range of public health issues from addressing reproductive health needs to HIV/AIDS epidemic from sexual and gender based violence to gender equality programming, from primary health care to restoring health facilities and getting the health systems to function back better.
Dr. Dakkak worked as technical advisor for the Reproductive Health Response in Crises Consortium, providing technical advice and training to 11 projects being implemented by the consortium members within 9 countries in conflict and post conflict situation around the globe.
Countries of work experience USA, Georgia, Macedonia, Kosovo, China, West Bank and Gaza, Grenada, Albania, Bosnia, Bangladesh, DRC, Egypt, Tanzania, Thailand, Tajikistan, Tunisia Sierra Leone, Sudan (south, north and west), Serbia, Somalia, Liberia, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Indonesia, Kenya, Jordan, Syria, Pakistan, Nepal, Uganda and Yemen