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The Maghreb Health Summit’s Scientific Committee comprises of members of the public, private and education sectors, in addition to representatives from the Ministry of Health. Its role is to completely oversee the summit’s content — from panel discussions, workshops and inviting the appropriate speakers — to the quality of participating product providers.

This ensures the summit’s objectives are in line with the Ministry’s plans and the future of the Algerian and regional healthcare sector.

Members include:

Professor Abdelhamid Aberkane currently heads the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of Constantine. He is also the Head of the Intensive Care Section at the CHU Benbadis hospital in Constantine. He was the Minister of Health and Hospital Reform in Algeria from 2001 to 2003 and has been a Mayor, Member of Parliament, Senator and has chaired the National Algerian Council of Academic Ethics since 2005. As the former President of the World Health Organisation’s Executive Council (1998), Minister of Higher Education (from 1988 to 1989) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Constantine (1970 to 1974), he has devoted many years to intensive care training and research. Trained in the biggest French hospitals, he took part in the reform of higher education from 1970 to 1971, and, in 1985, he co-founded the Algerian Society of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Care. In 1991, he founded the Algerian Journal of Medicine and set up the first Town Health Association in Algeria -– the latter helps organise community health and is involved in providing health information, education and communication. He currently chairs two associations for tuberculosis and cancer.

Professor Lahouari Abed is the Head of the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Law at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Algiers. A pharmacist by profession, he is also the Head of Department at the University Hospital of Hussein, Egypt, and the honorary President of the National Council of the Order of Pharmacists.

Radhi Jazi, né le 28 septembre 1927 à Nabeul, est le premier pharmacien tunisien d’officine de son pays et l’un des plus célèbres. Professeur de la faculté de pharmacie de Monastir et de l’Institut supérieur de la magistrature à Tunis, il est président honoraire de la Société tunisienne des sciences pharmaceutiques et de la Société tunisienne d’histoire de la médecine et de la pharmacie, correspondant à titre étranger de l’Académie nationale de pharmacie, membre de l’Académie internationale d’histoire de la pharmacie et participe à la rédaction de la revue pharmaceutique Essaydali de Tunisie.