Dr. Hala Youssef Named Egypt’s Minister of Population

The Population Council congratulates Dr. Hala Youssef on her recent appointment as Egypt’s Minister of Population.

Dr. Youssef previously worked for the Population Council and has collaborated with the Council on a wide range of projects on family planning, sexual and reproductive rights and health, and postabortion care. Most recently, Hala Youssef served as Secretary General of the Egyptian National Population Council. In 2007, she was named a public health professor at Cairo University. Dr. Youssef has also spent time working for the Ford Foundation, UNFPA, UNICEF, and UNESCO.

Youssef is a renowned public health expert and  strong supporter of sexual and reproductive health and rights and ending child marriage.