Dr. Zeinab Hijazi

Dr. Zeinab Hijazi is the Global Mental Health Lead at UNICEF. Zeinab has over 17 years of experience supporting mental health and psychosocial programs globally across UNICEF’s 7 regions of operation. She provides program guidance and technical support across sectors and divisions to enhance UNICEF’s multi-sectoral approach to the provision of mental health & psychosocial support for children and families in humanitarian and development settings, this includes policy, data, research, innovations & advocacy work at UNICEF headquarters, and supporting coordination across sectors of health, education, and child protection to aid UNICEF country teams and partners in designing and implementing locally relevant, comprehensive and sustainable MHPSS strategies.