Dr Hassan El Bushra started his work as WHO Representative for Lebanon in October 2012. He is a Sudanese national and a medical epidemiologist graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan. He acquired his graduate studies in Community Medicine and Epidemiology at University of Khartoum and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He is a Member of Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom.
He served as the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Adviser, Emerging Diseases, Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response for the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (2003-2012) responsible for providing technical support for the 23 countries in the EMR for preparedness, early detection and timely response to outbreaks due to emerging diseases, including human pandemic influenza of 2009. Dr El Bushra served as acting WHO Representative in Iraq for 5 months in 2010.
From 1980 to 1999 Dr Hassan El Bushra was a faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.