Norhan Bader is a physician by training. She graduated from Cairo University and has more than ten years of extensive experience in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Norhan is passionate about youth engagement in reproductive health issues and encouraging young people to lead their own advocacy. She currently works as a Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (PMEL) Specialist at the Love Matters Arabic project. She also worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at Population Council for two years in the Egypt office to expand the role of the private sector in addressing family planning needs of Egyptian young people.
Additionally, Norhan served as the Director of Projects for two years at International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) where she supervised the implementation of advocacy projects led by 81 country coordinators. As a researcher, Norhan studies Female Genital Cutting (FGC), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), puberty and sexuality, and the unmet need for family planning.
Norhan completed her Master’s in Public Health (MPH), with a concentration in health promotion and community health, at the American University of Beirut (AUB) after being awarded a scholarship by the World Health Organization’s Special Program for Research and Training on Tropical Diseases.
Norhan was selected as a Young Leader in Women Deliver Young Leaders Program in 2016. In 2017, she was a winner of 120 Under 40, organized by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for her efforts in the reproductive health field.