Omar Ahmed is a leading expert in health management and policy in the health sector in Kenya with experience working at different levels in the public and non-governmental sectors in Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. During his career this has included positions as District and Provincial Health Director in the Ministry of Health in Kenya. He also worked at the Ministry of Health headquarters as Head Division of Community Health, Division of Health Financing and as Program Manager for a World Bank and Global Financing Facility funded project.
Omar is passionate about health sector policy reforms and universal health coverage and oversees Options’ large-scale Africa regional level programmes. Omar earned both his undergraduate and masters in Public Health from the University of Nairobi, has a PhD in Community Health and Development from the Great Lakes University, undertook a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and holds a certificate in Health Dentralization from Harvard University.