Dr. Hiba Boujnah

Dr. Hiba Boujnah is a public health expert with extensive experience in health diplomacy, strategic planning, and cross-cultural communication. Currently, she co-leads the establishment of the Charité Competence Center on Traditional and Integrative Medicine (CCCTIM) at Charité in Berlin, positioning it as a global center of excellence. Multilingual in Arabic, French, English, Spanish, and German, Dr. Boujnah excels in fostering strategic partnerships and driving change management initiatives.

Her diverse career includes pivotal roles at prominent organizations such as the WHO, US CDC, Africa CDC, the African Union, and the Carter Center. She supported the organization and was a panelist at the first Global Summit on Traditional Medicine 2023. Passionate about traditional medicine and indigenous knowledge systems, Dr. Boujnah advocates for the decolonization of health and medicine, emphasizing the importance of integrating indigenous practices into healthcare. Her work focuses on sustainability and ensuring equitable access to health resources worldwide.

Dr. Boujnah’s expertise spans a broad range of public health areas, including health equity, communicable and non-communicable diseases, traditional medicine, neglected tropical diseases, vaccine equity, and regulatory affairs. Her leadership has been instrumental in initiatives that strengthen public health institutions such as the African Medicine Agency (AMA) and National Public Health Institutes, and in promoting social determinants of health and Health in the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus (HDPN).

A published author and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Boujnah holds an Executive Master’s in Global Public Diplomacy and Sustainable Development from LUISS School of Government/UNITAR, an MPH in Management and Policy from Georgia State University, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Monastir.