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Dr. Jumana won Takreem award 2015

TAKREEM  was  founded  to  recognise  and  celebrate such Arab men and women  who are each making history in their own way.


Dr. Jumana Odeh won the Humanitarian and Civic Services Award.


Press Release   

Aidex: the Global Humanitarian and Development Aid Event


On 13 – 14 November the biggest annual global Humanitarian and Development Aid event of Europe took place in Brussels and the European Sting, as the European media that follows closely the most important events at the Old Continent, was official media sponsor. During those two days at Brussels Expo exhibitors from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) presented to visitors the latest information and technologies for humanitarian and development aid.

Joomla Template At the end of the first day of AIDEX, the organiser announced the winner of the prestigious “Huanitarian Hero of the Year” award. The winner was the Palestinian paediatrician, Dr Jumana Odeh, a woman that has devoted her life to provide aid to children with special needs worldwide. Mrs Odeh is the Director of the Palestinian Happy Child Center (PHCC), an NGO that provides for the well-being of children with intellectual disabilities.  Dr. Odeh has provided comprehensive services to approximately 38,000 children and families in Palestine over the past 20 years. She recently persuaded the Palestinian Ministry of Health to launch a country-wide program
country-wide program for the early detection of childhood disorders, including autism. The other nominees of the award were Mr Scott Beale, head and founder of Atlas Corps, Floris de Vos, Managing Director of Foundation ‘Holland Water Goes Africa’  and Tania Palmer, Co-Founder and Director of the Green Gecko Project.


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