Ministry of Health, Tunisia
Nissaf Bouafif ép Ben Alaya, MD, MSc. She received her medical degree from the faculty of Medicine of Tunis. She did her specialization in preventive medicine, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis. She did her first Master Degree in Public Health at the University of Paris VI, Faculty of Medicine Pierre et Marie Curie, France and a second Master Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and modeling at the University of Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France. She started her professional career at the Pasteur Institute of Tunis as a Specialist in preventive medicine working on the surveillance of leishmaniosis and Viral hepatitis in Tunisia, then at University of Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France as Assistant Professor of epidemiology working on Nosocomial infection surveillance. In Tunisia, she was appointed as Assistant Professor at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis and Pasteur Institute of Tunis working on different research activities related to infectious diseases especially hepatitis and leishmaniosis and Non-communicable diseases such as Hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart diseases.
In 2010 she was appointed as associated professor of preventive medicine and Epidemiology at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis and recruited as Deputy Director at the Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases. She was the Director of Health surveillance in 2013, General Director of the Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases since July 2015, and the Interim Director of Primary Health Care from July 2017 to May 2018. She is the Head of Preventive medicine and Epidemiology Department at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis since July 2014 and the coordinator of the Master of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Tunis Manar. Since 2011, she also coordinates trainings on Field Epidemiology at the national and regional level. She was appointed as a full professor in preventive medicine and epidemiology since February 2016. She is also the Head of the research laboratory on the prevention and epidemiology of Non communicable diseases at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis since 2016 and the Director of the Tunisian Field Epidemiology Training Program.