Gehad Abo El-Ata

Occupational and Environment Medicine Expert

PhD, MD, Occupational and Environmental Medicine

M.S., Occupational and Environmental Medicine

M.B., B.Ch., Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Gehad A. Abo El-Ata is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Cairo University Faculty of Medicine. His duties include educational, training and research activities. He published more than 90 papers in the Egyptian, regional, and international Journals. He supervised various environmental healthcare aspects at the Cairo University Hospitals from January 2009 to September 2013 during which his duties included planning, monitoring and follow up of several concerned disciplines, e.g. infection control, occupational health and safety as well as various environment-related fields. Dr. Abo El-Ata is also a project manager, team leader, consultant and researcher with over 30 years of experience in leading health, safety and environmental assessments throughout Egypt and abroad. He has extensive expertise in environmental waste management concerns, including design, implementation on integrated solid waste management systems and hazardous waste management as a part of healthcare waste management. Dr. Abo El-Ata provided technical assistance to numerous governorates and various economic facilities, including healthcare facilities on different occupational and environmental health related requirements, including hazardous waste management. He has vast expertise in training government inspectors, auditors and healthcare personnel on hazardous substances and waste management.

Dr. Abo El-Ata has frequently interfaced with international and local NGOs, government agencies, and private establishments’ occupational and environmental health activities. He is currently, a temporary adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Gulf Countries’ Cooperation Council (GCC) on occupational and environmental health issues. He issued a group of guidelines, codes of practice and training modules covering various aspects on occupational, environmental and public health concerns.

Dr. Abo El-Ata is currently a member in a number of National Committees dealing with various occupational and environmental health activities, as well as public health matters. Examples of such activities are the membership of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the National Agricultural Pesticides Committee (APC), the National Water Management Committee, the National Health Care Waste Management Committee, and the National Mercury Management Committee, and the National Committee on Managing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).