2017 Global Journalism Fellow
Dr. Ali Okhowat is a physician, bioethicist, and humanitarian worker who is currently working at the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) as a Health Emergencies Officer in the Emergency Response and Operations Unit. In this capacity he is responsible for supporting WHO’s humanitarian health response activities in EMRO countries, including Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Afghanistan. Prior to this, Ali worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. Ali completed his medical training at the University of Toronto and McGill University and is a PhD Candidate in Bioethics at the University of Montreal. Apart from English, Ali speaks with varying fluency Mandarin, Arabic, French, Spanish, Farsi, and Russian.