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AbdelHalim AbdAllah

AbdelHalim AbdAllah

Crisis Communications Officer, WHO Regional Office for Africa

AbdelHalim AbdAllah (Halim) is the Crisis Communications Officer for the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa. He is leading the setup and coordination of the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) and its social media arm Viral Facts. He is also part of WHO's COVID-19 vaccine demand and readiness task force in the region and is supporting with crisis communications for the rollout of the novel oral polio vaccine.

As a journalist, Halim worked with the Daily News Egypt and Agence France-Presse. As a communications professional, he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the field in Yemen, Syria, Jordan and Nigeria, and was also the former Head of Communications for MSF Lebanon.