Tarek Meguid is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Associate Professor at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), School of Health & Medical Sciences, and Secretary and co-founder of Kanga Maternity Trust (KMT), Zanzibar, Tanzania. He is a former Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Namibia School of Medicine. Before that he had served as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Bwaila Hospital and Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. As co-founder of the Chitenje Maternity Trust in Malawi, he played a leading role in the planning and construction of two public maternity hospitals, based on human rights principles, where all women can deliver in their own private rooms.

He served as Medical Officer and Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in northern Namibia’s Onandjokwe Hospital for ten years before and after Namibia’s independence and was visiting professor at the School of Law and Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His writings have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications.

Tarek Meguid holds an MD from Maastricht University, the Netherlands; an MPhil in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; a DTM&H from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; an LL.B. from Nottingham Trent University; and a MSt in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, all in the UK. He is German and Egyptian and the father of one daughter, Lara Meguid.

Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

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