Regional adviser at the Health System Development department responsible for Healthcare Quality and Safety programme at the Eastern-Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Tunis
BiographyDr Mondher Letaief is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University Hospital of Monastir, Tunisia. Dr Letaief’s areas of expertise cover Quality and patient safety improvement (training, research, implementation of QI interventions and assessment) as well as preventive medicine and public health.
Before he joined Who, Dr Letaief occupied the position of regional director of health in Monastir, Tunisia. He also led the coordination of a national research unit on quality and patient safety as well as several academic and international educational activities in the field of public health and healthcare management
He also collaborated with WHO on a number of projects such as the EMR Adverse Events study, the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative, the education and training programme on Patient Safety Research, the WHO tools for Data-poor Hospital project and the pilot implementation of the Performance Assessment Tool for Hospitals, the WHO Patient Safety in primary care experts panel and the WHO Patient Safety Research ethic guidelines experts and the WHO PS curriculum implementation.
Dr Mondher Letaief is member of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) JCI advisory council, the advisory board of the MENA Health Policy Forum and the JCI Editorial Advisory Board. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, expert reviewer for the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, reviewer for several international journals. He published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.