Saleban Omar has over 20 years’ experience in health program management in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
He is part of the UNDP Africa Health and Development Team. As a senior regional advisor, he provides technical support UNDP and Governments in East and Southern Africa and Arab regions. As the programme manager of the UNDP Solar for health (S4H), Saleban oversees the S4H programme development and implementation.
Before joining the UN system in 2004, he worked as a medical coordinator and head of mission with Medécines Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Medécines Du Monde in Uganda, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan.
Saleban holds MSc. Infectious diseases and tropical medicine from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine (University of London). In 1996, Saleban received his first medical degree from Tver medical academy in Russian Federation.
Saleban speaks fluent Somali, English, Russian.