Dr. Mohammad Khakerah Rashidi

MSH/TB CAP Country Team Leader Afghanistan:

  • MSc Public Health in Developing Countries: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine: Medical Faculty, Kabul University, Afghanistan
  • Health System Development and PHC Comprehensive Course Aga Khan University Karachi
  • Leadership Development Program TOT, MSH
  • World Bank Flagship Course on Health System Reform, Management and sustainability
  • Medical residency in the Department of Ear/Nose/Throat, Maiwand Teaching Hospital, Kabul / Afghanistan MD Kabul Medical University, 1998
  • Medical residency and lecturing in the Department of Surgery, Freedom Medicine Hospital, Peshawar / Pakistan
  • Medical residency in Department of Traumatology & Surgery, Al Fawzan Surgical Hospital, Peshawar / Pakistan
  • Medical resident in Department of Urology and Orthopaedics, “Hospital of 200 beds”, Ministry of Interior, Kabul / Afghanistan


  • MSH/TB CAP Country Team Lead for Afghanistan
  • Capacity Building Program Manager for central MOPH and 13 USAID supported provinces USAID/MSH/Tech-Serve
  • Senior Public Health Management Advisor and Deputy Program Manager USAID/MSH/REACH in Afghanistan
  • National Health Coordinator, WHO Afghanistan (North Afghanistan)
  • Regional Officer for EPI / Polio Eradication Initiative, WHO Afghanistan
  • Director of Regional Ministry of Public Health and Supervisory Council of Northern Afghanistan


Deterrents to successfully implementing DOTS for TB treatment in Afghanistan: The patient’s perspective.


  • Manuscript IJTLD-11-06-0602.R1: "Scaling Up TB DOTS in a Fragile State: Post-conflict Afghanistan "
  • Rural Expansion of Afghanistan’s Community-based Healthcare Program (REACH) : Escalating the Battle against TB
  • TA to the TB Poster for Regional Health Conference, IUALTD
  • The failure of some countries to implement health reforms is explained by the fact that reforms have been perceived as imposed from outside
  • Do nets work mainly by personal protection or by community-wide killing of vector population