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The AAHCI Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office is hosted by American University of Beirut Medical Center located in Beirut, Lebanon.

The AAHCI Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office is responsible for organizing regional events and conferences, fostering the discussion on key issues for MENA academic health centres and systems, contributing to the development of AAHCI programs, and strengthening collaborations between current and perspective AAHC and AAHCI members, especially but not only in MENA.

Regional Ambassador

Dr. Mohammed Sayegh
Executive Vice President for Medicine and Global Strategy as Regional Ambassador

MENA Regional Office to be hosted by American University of Beirut

August 1, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the American University of Beirut (AUB) will host the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) MENA Regional Office. As leaders in the field of medical care, we continuously seek to advance our health system through major collaborations. The new collaboration will pave the way in bringing together academic health centers to promote regional activities, as well as programs that are of particular interest to the area.

In his capacity as a Regional Ambassador, Executive Vice President for Medicine and Global Strategy, Dr. Mohamed H. Sayegh, will be working closely with AUB members to actively support health centers worldwide. The regional office will mainly provide valuable insight for AAHCI on key issues and challenges faced in the region. Ms. Noha Hachach will act as the Regional Administrator for the office.

Accordingly, AUB will play a pivotal role as a growing platform to customize region-specific interests and tailor programs, facilitate important regional networking opportunities, educational programs, exchange of best practices, data collection and analysis, and community/regional relationships, and promote the understanding of the academic health center concept to government, industry, and the public.

Hosting the AAHCI regional office is a great opportunity to empower healthcare centers to transform, adapt, and thrive in a landscape which is continuously evolving. It reinforces AUB’s pioneering role in supporting medical advancement, while acting as a gateway to assure high quality patient care to the whole MENA region. This will ultimately lay the ground for further development in the future, keeping AUB at the forefront of progress to ensure a highly transformative healthcare environment.


If you have questions or comments, please contact:

Regional Office Administrator
Noha B. Hachach, MPH
Director of Medical & Health Strategy
Director of AUBMC Affiliations
Tel: +961 1 350000 ext: 4727
For more information on AAHCI membership, please contact us or visit the AAHCI membership page.

MENA Regional Members

American University of Beirut Medical Center Lebanon
Hamad Medical Corporation Qatar
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Saudi Arabia
Gulf Medical College Hospital and Research Center UAE