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Ibrahim Khalil

Title Senior Program Officer
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ibrahim is an Egyptian National from Cairo, where he received his initial education thence to University of London for his GCE. He had his medical training and training in Clinical Pediatrics at Cairo University.
He has clinical experience at the Embaba Fever Hospital, the major infectious diseases hospital in Cairo where he was managing the Diarrheal diseases department. In 1994-1995 Ibrahim had a Clinical Attachment at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, U.K. and studied at the Institute of Child Health, University of London where he earned a Master of Sciences in Community Pediatrics. He started his medical research career after joining the staff of the U.S. Navy Laboratory (NAMRU-3) in Cairo where, as a Clinical Epidemiologist, he participated in a number of enteric disease and diarrhea vaccine studies and co-directed the U.S. Military Tropical Medicine Course.
During his twelve years at NAMRU-3, Ibrahim also served as a co-chair of the Institutional review Board (IRB) and with his interest in Research ethics, he has many publications and participated in many congresses as an invited speaker. Ibrahim has also served as a consultant to the WHO Enterics Program. In 2005 Ibrahim was awarded Doctorate in Public Health from Ain Shams University, Cairo. Ibrahim also participated in many Outbreak Investigations through the collaboration of US NAMRU-3 and the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
In 2008, Ibrahim joined Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics in Siena, Italy where he has been working as a Senior Clinical research scientist on Influenza Vaccines Development for two years and as a Senior Epidemiologist for three years, before he joined the Foundation in November 2012.
Ibrahim is a member of many Scientific societies and a reviewer in medical journals like the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infection in Developing Countries (JIDC) and the Journal of Research Administration.

Posts By Ibrahim Khalil

Shedding Light on Cryptosporidium, an Under-Addressed Killer

Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is an intracellular protozoan parasite that causes mild to severe infection known as cryptosporidiosis (crypto). Those infected with Crypto can develop persistent diarrhea and face risk of death from dehydration. Additionally, Crypto infection has been shown to cause longer-term effects such as stunting and cognitive impairment, though the severity and extent of these outcomes requires further study. There is also a correlation between crypto and malnourishment in children. Malnutrition may predispose children to infection, but the symptoms of Crypto infection may also impede nutrient absorption and thereby cause malnutrition, leading to a longer lasting, vicious cycle of reinfection.

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