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Dr. Aleya El Bindari Hammad is a Visiting Scholar at NYU Wagner and Chair of its Global Public Service Advisory Board. She is also a Visiting Professor at George Washington University, Centre for International Health and was an Assistant Professor of Public Health at University of Alexandria, Egypt. She has been instrumental in the establishment of the international academic program at NYU Wagner and is a Founder of the Hammad International Fund.
Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Hammad was the Executive Director/Assistant Director General, World Health Organization in Geneva, responsible for Health in Development policy. She spent more than three decades in the WHO, initiating its human rights programme, its Commission on Women, and in furthering its work on health improvement as an integral part of socio-economic and political development. She is the author of many books and scientific papers, articles and editorials, some of the most recent being Muslim Women Are the First Victims of Islamic Extremists (The International Herald Tribune, December 2001), Policy Responses to Public Health issues Relating to Global Environmental Change (Encyclopaedia of Global Environmental Change, Wiley, UK 2001), Health the Courage to Care (World Health Organization, 1997). She is particularly interested in the Islamic movement and its effect on women. Concerned with the increase in the level of violence, conflicts and wars world wide, and its harmful effect on women and children, she is dedicating much of her efforts in peace building initiatives and fostering a culture of peace. As a means to intensify efforts in this area Dr. Hammad is a founding member of the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement and a member of its Board. She is also a member of several boards, especially those whose main area of focus is improving the quality of life of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.
06.19.07 | 00:33:58 min
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