Enis Barış is a medical doctor with graduate degrees in Public Health (M.Sc.) and Epidemiology (Ph.D.) and a wide range of experience as director, manager and technical expert in development and research in over 30 countries in Europe, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. At present, Enis Barış is Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population in the Eurpe and Central Asia Region. Before then, he was Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank, a position he came back to after having been Director of the Division of Country Health Systems at the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization. Since joining the Bank in 1999, Enis Barış has been engaged in leading policy dialogue and operations on health and human development in the regions of East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia and now Middle East and North Africa. His technical work at the Bank spans over public health issues such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, indoor air pollution and lung health, as well as broader health system development issues. At various stages of his career, Enis Barış has chaired, or served on, the Board of several international organizations, the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Council of Health Research for Development and the Alliance for Health System and Policy Research. He is the editor and author of several books and peer-reviewed publications.