Thursday, Jun 21, 2018


Chief Executive Officer

National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA)


Dr Mariam Al-Jalahma is a consultant family physician. She was recently appointed by His majesty the King, as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Regularity Authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She was a member of the Executive Board of The Health Ministers' Council for GCC States since 2007. Dr. Al-Jalahma worked as an advisor for the world health organization in the fields of Adolescents and NCDs, and is a member of the Commission Committee in WHO Geneva Headquarters. She held the position of Assistant Undersecretary for Primary Care and Public Health until 2015.

Dr Al Jalahma led the GCC and national teams to develop GCC as well as national NCDs, Anti-tobacco, Adolescents and Primary Health Care strategies. 

In 1994, she achieved the high studies diploma in medical education from the University of Dundee in Scotland, and was working as a medical tutor in the family practice residency program in the ministry for 13 years. 

In 2000, she was awarded the Academic Excellence and Honors Diploma of health care management from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and in 2009 she was awarded by Her Highness Shaikha Sabika Bent Ebrahim Al-Khalifa the Princess of Bahrain and Chairperson of Woman Supreme council the award of the National Woman Day Celebration. The award is presented to women leaders in health. In December 2011, she was awarded an honoree medal of efficiency by his majesty the king of Bahrain.

In June 2011, she is awarded by the regional office for eastern Mediterranean of the WHO the Anti-tobacco award of the region.

Dr. Al-Jalahma was appointed by the prime minister as a member in supreme council for Higher education, and deputy chairman for the national committees of non-communicable diseases and anti-tobacco national committees. She worked extensively in the area of public health and prevention of non-communicable disease and the antismoking programs and maternal and child health in Bahrain.



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