Lubna Al-Ansary is one of the pioneers of family medicine, evidence-based healthcare and knowledge translation in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region and collaborates with WHO-EMRO in many regional projects. She is a Cochrane author and contact editor, a founding member of the International Society for Evidence-based Healthcare (ISEHC), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Guidelines International Network (GIN) and the MENA Health Policy Forum.
Being recognized for her work in healthcare as well as human rights, Lubna has become a member of the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura), which is the ‘Appointed Parliament’ in KSA, from Jan 2013 - Nov 2016 as one of the first women MPs ever and has represented Saudi women MPs at the Inter-Parliamentary Union for the first 2 years. In May 2017, she was seconded to the Ministry of Economy and Planning to be the Secretary General of the National Population Committee for 6 months only. From Oct 2017 – April 2019 she has joined the WHO Leadership team as an Assistant Director General for Health Metrics and Measurement. She was the first Arab woman to serve in this position and was based in Geneva, Switzerland.