Assistant Director General, Antimicrobial Resistance, WHO

Hanan H. Balkhy, joined the WHO as Assistant Director General for Antimicrobial Resistance in 2019. Prior to that she was the Executive Director for Infection Prevention and Control at the Ministry of National Guard, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Founder and Chief of the Infectious Disease Unit at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center in Riyadh. Balkhy has led the WHO CC for IPC and AMR at the National Guard from 2009 till 2019 as well as the GCC center for IPC. She has served on many WHO committees at HQ and EMRO and was the Editor in chief for the Journal of Infection and public Health.