Kamel Senouci

Nonresident Senior Fellow


Kamel Senouci is a nonresident senior fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. He specializes in global health. 

A medical doctor by training, Senouci’s expertise covers public health, epidemiology and health policy, and health economics. He is currently the director of the Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC)—an advanced vaccinology training for health professional—at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.  

His more-than-20-year career spanned various institutions including the Ministry of Health in France, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP)—an international NGO. More recently, Senouci was deputy director in the Global Development department at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing the reinforcement of the Polio Eradication and Immunization Programs. 

Senouci has worked in numerous countries all over the world including the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. He has focused on public health and health policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; immunization; maternal and child health; outbreaks prevention, preparedness, and response; health financing; and health advocacy. 


Research Areas

  • Public health 
  • Health Policy 
  • Immunization and outbreaks preparedness, prevention, and response

Countries of Focus

  • Low- and Middle- Income Countries


  • Medical Doctor, Paris University, 2002 
  • M.S., Epidemiology, Paris University, 2002 
  • M.S., Health Policy, Planning, and Financing, London School of Economics (LSE) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), 2004