Salma Jaouni


Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC), Jordan

Ms Jaouni is the CEO of the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) since May 2012, the Arab region’s only independent not-for-profit organization that aims at improving the quality of health and social care services and promoting safer care through accreditation and consultation. Ms Jaouni has led HCAC into a regionally and internationally recognized institution, growing its impact on improving care and advocating for patient safety.

Ms Jaouni served previously as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan on public and social policy; leading the Prime Minister’s agenda on health and education improvement, social development, youth engagement, and public sector reform. She was also the founding director and four-year manager of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program focusing on raising awareness, setting the guidelines, and driving breast cancer screening. Ms Jaouni has a wide range of experience consulting on strategy, policy, and operations working with Booz Allen Hamilton and holding key positions with World Bank and USAID-funded projects.

She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Systems Management from the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, and a Bachelor of Sciences degree from the American University of Beirut in environmental health. She serves on several Board of Government and non-profit institutions.