Doctor Adam Ahmat, PhD, WHO - Regional Office for Africa. Adam Ahmat is a WHO Regional Advisor on Health Workforce Information and Observatory at World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa since 2007 based in Brazzaville, Congo where he is in charge of HRH information systems and the Africa Health Workforce Observatory. Adam regularly travels to African countries to provide technical assistance in HRH information systems strengthening including development of national health workforce observatories as a national resource for producing, sharing and utilizing health workforce information and evidence to support health policy and plan. It involves a network of resources and stakeholders in health workforce development in the country that monitors and documents implementation of HRH policies and strategies.
Adam grew up in Central African Republic, and after high school, he moved to Yaoundé, Cameroon where he received his B.S. in Statistics from the Sub Regional Institute of Applied Statistics and Economy (ISSEA) and MS in Demography from the Institute of Training and Research in Demography (IFORD). He continued in France where he was a graduate in Public Health and Health Promotion in developing countries at University of Nancy in France. He moved to Montreal where he received in 1999, his Ph.D. in Demography from University of Montreal in Canada.
Prior to joining WHO, he was Programme Manager on Population & Development at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in applying principles and concepts of development management and monitoring and evaluation of various programmes related to population, development and gender, public health and reproductive health.
In the years prior, Adam was an Expert at the National Bureau of Census in Central African Republic with a number of studies undertaken in reproductive health, mortality and projections of human resources. He was an Advisor on Demographic Health Survey and data collection and processing.