Salman Rawaf, MD PhD FRCP FFPH

Professor of Public Health Director, WHO Collaborating Centre Department of Primary Care and Public Health School of Public Health Faculty of Medicine Imperial College London UK

Salman Rawaf is the chair of Public Health, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician in the NHS. He acquired his qualification in medicine, with training in pediatrics and public health, and spent most of his career in leading roles in the NHS; including 26 years as an Executive Director: County Medical Adviser, Medical Director, District Medical Officer and Director of Public Health. In the latter 23 years of his service in the NHS, he served as the Executive Director of Health in South-West London, from which he then moved to Imperial College as Professor of Public Health, and the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training, which supports several WHO Regions and their Member States.

Salman Rawaf have more than 26 year of leadership role at executive level in the British health system and recognized globally for his international work and contribution to global health, health systems development, primary care (based on family medicine) and medical education. His work is well documented in supporting countries to strengthen their health systems, service development and medical education. He is also the author of many policy documents nationally and internationally, the last one was in Oct 2018 on “Primary Care: Closing the gap between public health and primary care through integration”, WHO: Geneva.