Ebaa Elkalamawi

Fellowship year

2016 - 2017



Placement when a fellow

Junior Health Program Specialist - Center for Development Services

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Business Development Specialist at Catholic Relief Services

Higher education

Masters in Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame, MSc, Maastricht University

Current country of residence



In addition to her 5-year work experience in global health and development in low- and middle-income countries, Ebaa Elkalamawi holds a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame as the recipient of the Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship. She also holds an MSc in global health policy from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and an MBBCh in medicine from Mansoura University. She was the recipient of Lazord fellowship at the American University in Cairo and the chair of its alumni committee.

Ebaa served as a senior health program specialist for a private-sector consulting firm that provides development solutions for communities in the MENA region. She also held senior positions in various organizations, including Save the Children – Senior Health Officer and UNFPA – Senior Research Consultant. She has several publications on international platforms. Ebaa also worked with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) as a global health consultant, where she researched Hepatitis C Elimination in Southeast Asia.

Elkalamawi works for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as an international development professional and acting business development specialist. She is in charge of positioning the Zambia country program for opportunities with various donors. Her driving passion is narrowing the gap between shrinking funding opportunities and the provision of sustainable, equitable health services.