Dr. Wael Safwat Abd Elmeguid

Position : Secretary General

Graduated from the Medical School at Cairo University in 1988 and have a Master degree in Internal Medicine from Ain Shams University and hospital management diploma from same university in 2006.

  1. Consultant of Internal Medicine – Ain Shams University
  2. Clinical Nutrition, LLLT Laser and Tobacco treatment Specialist- Mayo clinic-USA
  3. Head of Women and Men Health in London clinic
  4. Program coordinator of smoking cessation unit-Wadi Elneel Hospital
  5. Regional Adviser for Health Promotion- Studies from JHSPH
  6. International Committee Chair of Association for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)

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Graduated from the Medical School at Cairo University in 1988 and have a Master degree in Internal Medicine from Ain Shams University and hospital management diploma from same university in 2006.

I played a key role in establishing the Egyptian and Lebanese National Coalitions for Tobacco Control in 2009 and 2010. I joined the international Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease regional office in the Middle East to serve as Coalition Coordinator officer from 2009 till 2012. I am a member at a number of international TC and Health advocacy societies such as, GlobalBridges, NCD Alliance and the IFIC.

I am heading the Tobacco Treatment unit in The National Defense council Hospital ( Wadi Alneel) and helped several entities to develop their smoking cessation services which includes, counseling units, quit lines and clinics. I am also contributed in developing the WHO guideline on Developing and improving national toll-free tobacco quit line services.

In addition, I am the regional adviser for organizations developing Tobacco treatment skills for Health workers and establishing Healthy lifestyle initiatives which include diet control, smoking cessation, Stress management and assessment of health status.

I conducted and leaded many national Tobacco treatment trainings and attended several regional and international activities on treating tobacco dependence. I am a certified tobacco treatment specialist from the Nicotine Dependence Center of Mayo clinic-Rochester USA

I am currently the international committee chair for the ATTUD providing services and representing international members in the board of ATTUD.