Health as an Investment: A Conversation with Samy Ahmar on World Health Day

In this insightful World Health Day episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, Samy Ahmar, the Head of Global Health in Save the Children UK speaks to Márcia Balisciano about universal challenges facing children, inclusive and accessible healthcare, and the role of government and NGOs. Samy also explores the highly complex factors influencing childhood health, including climate change, the over prescription of antibiotics and antimalarial drugs, infection disease and more.

Samy Ahmar is the Head of Global Health in Save the Children UK. He leads a diverse team of experts who help design and deliver a global portfolio of health programmes and research projects in over 20 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. They also help shift the needle on major global health policy issues across reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health issues.