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Sabry Mahmoud
Hamza, M.D.

Principal Associate, International Development

Sabry Hamza is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology with 22 years of Ob/Gyn experience and 15 years of experience as a reproductive health/safe motherhood advisor to development projects and organizations.

Since joining Abt in 2005, Hamza has served as the chief of party for both Health System Strengthening Projects in Jordan (HSS and HSS II). In that capacity, he assisted public health sector entities in Jordan, mainly the Ministry of Health and the Royal Medical Services, in designing and implementing sustainable programs to improve high-priority healthcare services throughout the kingdom. Hamza led the design and implementation of safe motherhood programs that contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality from 41 per 100,000 in 1996 to 19 per 100,000 in 2009. He also led an innovative sustainable approach that improved the quality of primary healthcare services throughout the kingdom and resulted in the accreditation of health facilities. Additionally, he led the design and implementation of a sustainable family planning/reproductive health program that brought expanded contraceptive choices with emphasis on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

As chief of party of the HSS II Bridge Project, Hamza continues to assist the Ministry of Health and the Royal Medical Services in further improving the healthcare system and services throughout Jordan.

Earlier in his career, Hamza served as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. During his previous assignment, and through the USAID-funded Healthy Mother Healthy Child Project, he led the design and implementation of an essential obstetric care program aimed at reducing maternal mortality in Egypt. The program contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality from 174 per 100,000 in 1993 to 84 per 100,000 in 2000.

Hamza has written research papers on maternal and child health, especially the use of low-cost technologies to reduce maternal mortality in addition to family planning and reproductive health service delivery, and his work appears in many publications.

Expertise

  • Health systems strengthening
  • Project management
  • Capacity building
  • Needs assessments
  • Designing and implementing competency-based training programs
  • Health care management
  • Languages: Arabic, English

Key Projects

  • Health System Strengthening Project 2005-2010 (Jordan), USAID
  • Health System Strengthening II Project 2009-2014 (Jordan), USAID
  • Health System Strengthening II Bridge Project 2014-2015 (Jordan), USAID

Selected Publications

  • Ndola Prata, Sabry Hamza, at al.: Inability to predict postpartum hemorrhage: insight from Egyptian    intervention data. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011, 11:97.
  • Sabry M Hamza. (2008). An Assessment of Post-Abortion Care Services in MOH Hospitals in Jordan “unpublished data”. Ministry of Health and Health Systems Strengthening Project, Amman, Jordan
  • Miller, S, Turan, JM, Dau, K, Fathalla M, Mourad M, Sutherland, T, Hamza, S. et al. Decreasing Maternal Mortality from Hypovolemic Shock in Low Resource Settings: the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG), Submitted Global Public Health Journal 
  • Miller, S., J.M. Turan, K. Dau, E. Bray, M.F. Fathalla, M. Mourad, S. Hamza, R.A. Gibson, K. Nada, F. Lester, and P. Hensleigh, Innovation for Managing Hypovolemic Shock, Uterine Atony, and Obstetric Hemorrhage in Low-Resource Settings:  the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG). ACCEPTED PRESENTATION. 2006, Global Health Council, 33rd Annual International Conference for Global Health: Washington, DC.
  • Suellen Miller, Janet Molzan Turan, Aderinola Ojengbede, Oladosu Ojengbede, Mohamed Fathalla, I. Oludare Morhason-Bello, Mohammed Mourad Youssif, Hadiza Galandanci, Sabry Hamza, Mohammed Awwal, Akinwuntan, Aminu Isyaku Mohammed, Lyndsay McDonough, Kim Dau, Elizabeth Butrick, Paul Hensleigh. The pilot study of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) in women with severe obstetric hemorrhage: Combined results from Egypt and Nigeria. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2006), vol. 94, supplement 2, pages S154-S 156.
  • N. Prata, S. Hamza, R. Gypson, K. Nada, F. Vahidnia, M. Potts. Misoprostol and active management of the third stage of labor. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2006), vol. 94, pages 149-155.
  • Miller, S, Turan, JM, Dau, K, Fathalla M, Mourad M, Sutherland, T, Hamza, S. et al. Decreasing Maternal Mortality from Hypovolemic Shock in Low Resource Settings: the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG), Submitted Global Public Health Journal
  • Miller, S, Hamza, S, Bray E, Gipson R, Nada, K, Fathalla, M, Mourad, M. et al. First Aid for Obstetrical Hemorrhage: The Pilot Study of The Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) in Egypt. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol 113, Issue 4 (April 2006), pp 424 - 429.
Sabry Mahmoud Hamza