Aleya El-Bindari Hammad

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Dr. Aleya El Bindari Hammad "is presently Chair of the International Advisory Board, Wagner School of Public Service and Visiting Professor, New York University and George Washington University, Centre for international Health. She has been instrumental in the establishment of the international academic program and a Founder of the Hammad International Fund at NYU. Prior to joining NYU, she 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.

"Dr. Hammad is a founding member of the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement. 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. She is the holder of many awards, the highest of which is the Gold Medal of Honour for services rendered in 1986 by President Mubarak of Egypt. She is the author of many books and published many scientific papers, articles and editorials, 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 (Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Wiley, UK 2001), Health the Courage to Care (World Health Organization, 1997)." [1]

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  1. Board Members, Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement, accessed February 25, 2008.