Global health policy, public health, health systems, health system strengthening, health system resilience
Saqif is a researcher at the Global Health Policy Unit, University of Edinburgh, and a consultant at the Integrated Health Services Department, World Health Organization HQ.
His research focuses on health systems and policy responses to infectious diseases like Ebola and COVID-19 in low resource and fragile states such as Liberia. His research aims to examine policy formation and the approaches taken to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacities, in tandem with routine health system functionality, in the wake of Ebola and how these have been deployed in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.
Dr. Mark Hellowell and Prof. Devi Sridhar
2010-2019: MB ChB BSc (Hons.), Medicine and Pharmacology, Edinburgh Medical School; MSc, Global Health Policy, Global Health Policy Unit, The University of Edinburgh; 2019-present: PhD, Global Health Policy, Global Health Policy Unit, The University of Edinburgh; 2020-present: FRSPH, Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health UK.