Dr Khalid Hamid Elawad
Manager of Communicable Disease Control & Infection Prevention, PPHCC

Dr Khalid Elawad is a medical doctor and public health consultant. He has 21 years of international experience in the public health field, having worked first-hand in developed and developing countries.

Dr Elawad is currently working as the Health Protection Manager at Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Qatar. He plays a key role in developing a functional health protection system, which includes managing individuals and teams in health centres that implement health protection services. He is working closely with partners and ensuring the delivery of high-quality communicable disease surveillance, response, and support systems. 

He has significantly enhanced the profile of health protection at the PHC corporation through his involvement in immunisation programs, communicable diseases control, and preparation of an appropriate response to the COVID-19 pandemic through his involvement in virous national committees.  Recently, he was appointed as chairperson for the PHCC Antimicrobial Resistance Stewardship Committee. He actively contributes to the existing training program for primary care professionals, and to the resident training of community and family medicine.

In addition, Dr Elawad is the chairperson for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) committee which oversees IPC programs in all (27) health centres in Qatar. He is also a member of many national and international public health committees and institutions. He has numerous published articles in the field of infection control and has co-authored 4 books in health promotion and communicable disease prevention.