Dr. Qasim Sufi

IOM Chief of Mission (November 2015 - present)

Prior to being the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tanzania Chief of Mission, Dr. Qasim Sufi served in various capacities with several IOM missions globally: from 2004 to 2009 Dr. Sufi was the Health Coordinator in Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia and Sir Lanka and Regional Health Coordinator for West and Central Africa region, based in Ghana. Between 2010 and 2015 he was the IOM Chief of Mission in Chad. Prior to joining IOM, Dr Sufi, served as Health Coordinator with Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM), a Non-Governmental Organisation from Italy (Torino) and Health Officer in the WHO Tuberculosis Control Centre in Borama, Somaliland from 1996 to 2003.

Dr. Sufi has vast experience in emergency response in crisis situations, psychosocial support, reintegration, community stabilization, social cohesion, resilience, durable solutions including refugees’ resettlement programmes; as well as migration and health issues within IOM and elsewhere.

In his capacity as IOM Tanzania Chief of Mission, Dr. Sufi has been involved in facilitating a number of activities such as the upscaling of the United States Resettlement Assistance Programme (USRAP) for ex- Congolese Refugees in Kigoma  region as well as finalization of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan 2016-2021 (UNDAP II).

Dr. Sufi is originally from Somalia but holds a German citizenship. He is a holder of a Doctorate (PhD) in Research in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, a Masters (MSc) in Health Management in Developing Countries as well as a University Degree (MD) in Medicine and Surgery.

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