Dr. Sujoud Ghallab is a field epidemiologist currently working as the Assistant Head of Risk Management Department at the Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine (GCMGM) in the Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
GCMGM is one of three WHO collaborating centers in the area of mass gatherings health and management.
Dr. Ghallab received her MD on 2010 from King Saud University (KSU). She later on proceeded to pursue a Diploma of Field Epidemiology (DFE), which she obtained on 2017.
During her DFE training, Dr. Ghallab started focusing on public health and health system challenges especially in the mass gatherings’ context. In 2016, she worked within the risk management team in GCMGM to conduct the First Strategic Health Risk Assessment for Hajj mass gathering. This project was successfully followed by the development of “Jeddah Tool”, a tool that was developed for strategic health risk assessment in religious mass gatherings.
In addition to “Jeddah Tools”, Dr. Ghallab is involved in multiple projects, some of which are:
– Assessing the capacities of Hajj health system (e.g. implementing the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool)
– Developing core healthcare workers standards
– Developing the Health Early Warning System for Hajj mass gathering
– Developing the Health Information System for Hajj mass gathering
Currently, she is the project manager for updating the Heat-related illnesses guidelines and developing the corresponding framework for the Hajj mass gathering.