Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque is currently the Deputy Director of UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes, where UNICEF’s humanitarian response efforts to countries in crisis is coordinated. Prior to her appointment in 2013, Dr. Haque served as the UNICEF Representative in South Sudan since 2010. From 2007 to 2010, she led the UNICEF Ghana office and from 2004 to 2007, she was the Deputy Representative in Sri Lanka, where she was responsible for guiding the country programme and the emergency response programme to the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Dr. Haque first joined UNICEF in Bangladesh in 1996 as Project Officer for Health and Nutrition. During this tenure, Dr. Haque contributed significantly to national policy analysis and strategic planning for maternal health and maternal mortality reduction in context of the human rights based approach.
A national of Bangladesh, Dr. Haque holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh (1985), and a Master’s of Science degree in Health Systems Management from London University (2002).