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Huda Al Maashari - PhD Student almaashari@gmail.com

PhD Title: Building Private Health Sector Resilience in Oman: An Evaluation of Effective Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Health Emergency Management.



Huda is currently a PhD student in BUDMC and is working as a public health specialist for the Directorate General of Private Health Establishments (DGPHE), Ministry of Health (MOH), Oman.


Her previous degrees include an MD degree from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and an MS in Health Sciences from North Dakota State University, United States of America. In 2014, she was awarded a Certificate of completion of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in the Tulane University, USA, in the health promotion/ disaster management fields.


Her work in different departments in the MOH helped her in developing her knowledge and experience in the disaster management field. In 2012, she was nominated to represent the Directorate General of Private Health Establishments in Oman’s national emergency preparedness team concerning Middle East respiratory syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). Moreover, she worked in the at the Department of Emergency and Crisis Management, Ministry of Health during the period from August 2014 to March 2016.

Research Interests:

Huda’s research aims to explore the current situation of the existing PPPs in the field of healthcare disaster management and evaluate the level of preparedness of the private health sector in Oman.


The research focusses on proposing recommendations for building a PPP framework for a systematic, organized and regulated partnership with the private sector in the medical and public health disaster management field using Oman as a case study. While the study focuses on the Oman case, it may help other similar healthcare systems to adopt its recommendations as per their situation.