NaCOVERC NEW CHAIRMAN
National COVID-19 Emergency Response Center (NaCOVERC) welcomes Dr. Amara Jambai as the new Chairman of NaCOVERC. Dr. Jambai was the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation two (2) before his new Job.
A seasoned public health specialist, Dr. Amara Jambai has worked for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for over thirty years. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Jambai worked as District Medical Officer in various districts, including Pujehun, Bo and Western Area.
Dr. Jambai is an erudite administrator in public health, as he has managed programs and systems. As an achievement, Dr Jambai facilitated the setting up of the Disease Prevention and Control Directorate, which was later, renamed the Directorate of Health Security and Emergencies. After successfully setting up the DPC, Dr Jambai’s administrative and technical prowess were rewarded with a Deputy Chief Medical Officer position to support and advise the CMO.
Dr. Jambai’s fields of professional concentration include health care delivery in outbreak response, epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases. With regard to infectious diseases, he has conducted research in relation to cholera, yellow fever and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever.