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AMEL NAJJAR 
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FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As The Executive Director And Founder Of Children Of War Foundation (Cowf), Amel Leads The Organizat...More

As The Executive Director And Founder Of Children Of War Foundation (Cowf), Amel Leads The Organization's Strategic Priorities, With Oversight To Develop, Innovate And Drive Implementation Of The Organization’s Mission, Goals And Vision.

In Addition To Heading Cowf, Amel Sits On Several Governing Boards For International Organizations, Advises As Well As Consults On Projects In The Areas Of Social And International Development In Public And Private Sectors. Amel Is An Advocate For Children's Hospital L.a. Division Of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Advocating For Current Life Altering Research And Innovative Breakthroughs In Neonatal And Pediatric Surgery. She Has Also Worked With, Volunteered, Mentored, Partnered And Affiliated Cowf With Ngo's, Various Private, Public, Academic & Institutional Entities, Including; U.n.h.c.r. Jordan, Summit Fellows, Summit, U.n.i.c.e.f., Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Bernard Mevs Hospital Haiti, Project Medi Share, Shriners Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Operation Smile, International Health City Dubai, Airbel Impact Lab At The International Rescue Committee, Entity Academy, Womenone, American Near East Refugee Aid, Caritas International, United Nations Women's For Peace Association, Sadaqa Women's Rights, Farah Medical Campus, Royal Medical Services Of Jordan, Ronald Mcdonald House Charities, American Red Cross, Among Others.

Amel Is An Advocate For Human Rights Concerns, Including Access To Global Development Opportunities, Children's Welfare, Secular Education & Inclusive Empowerment Initiatives. Having Traveled To Nearly 100 Countries, And Over 15 Years Of Front Line Experience, Working With Displaced And Marginalized Communities, Amel's Interest And Areas Of Knowledge Also Include: Post Conflict Development, Social And Infrastructure Development Of Emerging And Developing Markets, Sustainable Economic Development In Regions With Growth Potential, Alternative Investment Solutions, Micro & Social Finance Initiatives, Global Resettlement, Migration, And Refugee Population Integration, As Well As Access To Healthcare Through Collective Partnerships & Technology Solutions.

Amel Envisions A World Without Unnecessary Suffering, Where Every Person, Regardless Of Race, Religion, Gender, Residence Or Ability To Pay, Has Access To Health Care, Education And Economic Well Being Through Connectivity And More Networked World.

Amel’s Studies Include;

M.b.a. University Of Oxford, Said Business School

B.a. University Of California San Diego, Political Science And International Relations & Minor Middle East Studies.

The Aspen Institute Executive Leadership, Oxford-aspen Leadership Seminar

Women's Transforming Leadership Program At University Of Oxford, Said Business School.

Accounting And Bookkeeping, University Of California Los Angeles, Ucla Extension

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DR. COLIN BRADY

Dr. Colin Brady Is Board Certified In General Surgery And Plastic Surgery. Dr Brady Is An Attending Surgeon At Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta And Ho...More

Dr. Colin Brady Is Board Certified In General Surgery And Plastic Surgery. Dr Brady Is An Attending Surgeon At Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta And Holds An Adjunct Faculty Appointment At Emory University School Of Medicine. Dr. Brady Earned His Doctorate In Medicine At The Ohio State University: College Of Medicine And Public Health.

He Then Completed A 7-year General Surgery Residency At Emory University Hospital. He Remained At Emory University To Complete His Formal Training In Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery.

Following, 10 Years Of Training At Emory, He Completed A Fellowship In Pediatric Plastic And Craniofacial Surgery At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University Of Southern California. Dr. Brady Has Co-authored A Number Of Peer-reviewed Publications And Book Chapters Covering Principles And Practices Of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. His Interests Include Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft Care Paradigm, Orthognathic Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, And Facial Reanimation.

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DR. HENRI FORD 
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DR. HENRI FORD 

Henri R. Ford, M.d., Is The Dean Of University Of Miami Leonard M. Miller School Of Medicine.

Dr. Ford Is A Haitian-born Pediatric Surgeon Who Mainta...More

Henri R. Ford, M.d., Is The Dean Of University Of Miami Leonard M. Miller School Of Medicine.

Dr. Ford Is A Haitian-born Pediatric Surgeon Who Maintains Close Ties With His Native Country. In 2010 He Traveled To Haiti After The Earthquake To Provide Surgical Care To Children Injured In The Catastrophe. Since Then, Dr. Ford Has Returned To Haiti Regularly To Provide Medical Care To Its Residents. In May 2015, He Performed The First Successful Separation Of Conjoined Twins In Haiti, Alongside Surgeons He Helped Train.

He Was Most Recently Senior Vice President And Chief Of Surgery At The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Chla), Vice Dean Of Medical Education, And Professor And Vice Chair For Clinical Affairs In The Department Of Surgery At The Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California. Dr. Ford Was Professor And Chief Of The Division Of Pediatric Surgery And Surgeon-in-chief At The Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh And The University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine Before Joining Chla In January 2005.

Motivated By A Deep Desire To Have A Positive Impact On The World And Drive Important Change, Dr. Ford Has Achieved Unprecedented Success Throughout His Career. He Has Conducted Groundbreaking Research On The Pathogenesis Of Necrotizing Enterocolitis, The Most Common And Lethal Disease Affecting The Gastrointestinal Tract Of Newborn Infants. His Work Has Led To New Insights Into The Diagnosis, Treatment, And Prevention Of This Vexing Disease. Under His Leadership, Chla Developed A Robust, State-of-the-art Minimally Invasive Surgery Program.

Dr. Ford’s Research Has Been Funded By The National Institutes Of Health, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Through The Injury Free Coalition For Kids, The National Trauma Registry For Children And The American College Of Surgeons, Among Others. He Is The Author Of More Than 300 Publications, Book Chapters, Invited Manuscripts, Abstracts, And Presentations.

Dr. Ford Is A Fellow Of The American College Of Surgeons, The Royal College Of Surgeons (England), The American Association For The Surgery Of Trauma, And The American Academy Of Pediatrics. He Is The Recipient Of Numerous Honors, Including The Arnold P. Gold Humanism In Medicine Award From The Association Of American Medical Colleges.

He Received His Bachelor’s Degree In Public And International Affairs, Cum Laude, From Princeton University, And His M.d. From Harvard Medical School. He Also Received His M.h.a. (Master Of Health Administration) Degree From The School Of Policy, Planning And Development At The University Of Southern California.

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DR. PAUL KOKOROWSKI
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DR. PAUL KOKOROWSKI

Director Of Robotic Surgery

Co-surgical Director Of The Cah Comprehensive Care Clinic; Attending Physician Assistant Professor Of Clinical Urology, K...More

Director Of Robotic Surgery

Co-surgical Director Of The Cah Comprehensive Care Clinic; Attending Physician Assistant Professor Of Clinical Urology, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc.

Dr. Paul Kokorowski Is An Assistant Professor Of Urology Working In The Division Of Pediatric Urology At Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He Is A Native Californian Who Spent His Childhood In The San Fernando Valley. After Completing His Bachelors Degree In Molecular & Cell Biology/ Immunology From The University Of California, Berkeley, He Attended The Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California.

Dr. Kokorowski Stayed To Complete A Residency In Urology Through The Lac/usc Program And Rotated Several Times Through Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He Went On To Complete A Fellowship In Pediatric Urology At Boston Children's Hospital. During Fellowship, He Also Earned His Mph From The Harvard School Of Public Health. His Research Interests Include The Clinical Effectiveness And Health Services.

At Chla Dr. Kokorowski Serves As The Director Of Robotic Surgery And The Co-surgical Director Of The Comprehensive Cah Program.

Dr. Kokorowski's Research Interests Include The Clinical Effectiveness And Health Services. Current Work Focuses On Comparative Effectiveness And Cost- Effectiveness, Quality Improvement And Evaluation Of Outcomes.

Clinical Interests:

Robotic/minimally Invasive Surgery, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Disorders Of Sex Development, Congenital Obstruction/obstructive Uropathy, Complex Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery, Undescended Testes, Hypospadias

Education:

Medical School:

University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine

Internship:

Los Angeles County/university Of Southern California Medical Center, General Surgery Internship

Residency:

Los Angeles County/university Of Southern California Medical Center, Urology Residency

Fellowship:

Children's Hospital Boston, Pediatric Urology

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DR. MARK URATA
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DR. MARK URATA

Dr. Mark M. Urata Is The Audrey Skirball-kenis Chair And Chief Of The Division Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Of The Keck School Of Medicine Of...More

Dr. Mark M. Urata Is The Audrey Skirball-kenis Chair And Chief Of The Division Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Of The Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc. He Is Also Head Of The Division Of Plastic And Maxillofacial Surgery At Childrens Hospital Los Angeles And Director Of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery At Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Urata Is Uniquely Qualified With Board Certification In Both Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery As Well As Plastic Surgery And Holds Faculty Appointments At Both The Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc And The Usc School Of Dentistry. Dr. Urata Trained For 18 Years Following His Undergraduate Education. He Received His Dental Degree From The Usc School Of Dentistry And His Medical Degree From The Usc Keck School Of Medicine. He Completed A Residency In Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Before Matriculating To General Surgery And Then Completing A Residency In Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery At Usc. He Then Moved Across Town Where He Completed A Fellowship In Craniofacial Surgery At The University Of California, Los Angeles. He Specializes In The Most Complex Craniofacial Anomalies, Including Craniosynostosis, Syndromic Reconstruction, Vascular Anomalies, Pediatric And Adult Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, Post-traumatic Reconstruction, Orthognathic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Of The Head And Neck And Jaw Deformities. Dr. Urata Has Authored Numerous Scientific Articles And Book Chapters And Has Been Voted Amongst The Nation’s Top Surgeons According To Multiple Sources Including U.s. News And World Report, Best Doctors And America’s Best Plastic Surgeons. He Maintains Nih Funded Research Within The Center For Craniofacial Molecular Biology Related To Defining Tgf Beta Signaling In Palatogenesis. He Is Also Interested In Computerized Planning Of Le Fort Iii And Orthognathic Surgery And Outcomes Studies On Cleft Lip And Palate.

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DR. JEFFREY HAMMOUDEHLess
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DR. JEFFREY HAMMOUDEHLess

Jeffrey Hammoudeh, M.d., D.d.s., F.a.c.s., Is One Of An Elite Very Small Group Of Surgeons In The United States That Is Board-certified In Oral Maxillofacial Su...More

Jeffrey Hammoudeh, M.d., D.d.s., F.a.c.s., Is One Of An Elite Very Small Group Of Surgeons In The United States That Is Board-certified In Oral Maxillofacial Surgery As Well As Plastic Surgery With Additional Craniofacial Fellowship Training. He Is Director Of The Jaw Deformities Care Program Within The Division Of Plastic And Maxillofacial Surgery At Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Hammoudeh Earned His Medical And Dental Degrees From Northwestern University. This Was Followed By Surgical Internships In Oral Surgery And General Surgery At Northwestern Memorial Hospital And Rush University Medical Center. Subsequent To That, He Went On To Complete His Formal Training In Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery At The Harvard Program Based Out Of The Mass General Hospital. During That Training, Dr. Hammoudeh Did Additional Training In General Surgery And Then Subsequently Utilized That Foundation To Do A Fellowship In Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery At The University Of Miami. After Completing His Double Doctorate And Two Residencies, He Then Moved On To The University Of Southern California At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Where He Completed A Fellowship In Pediatric Plastic And Craniofacial Surgery.

Dr. Hammoudeh Is An Associate Professor And A Leader At His Field At Children's Hospital Los Angeles With Faculty Appointment At The Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California As Well As The Herman Ostrow School Of Dentistry Of Usc.

In Addition To His Leadership Positions At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Hammoudeh Is A Recognized Leader In Pediatric Plastic Surgery And Has Active Research In Neonatal Cleft Lip Repair, Neonatal Distraction, And Craniofacial Reconstruction Of The Jaws. He Is The Primary Investigator And The Lead Author And Surgeon In Neonatal Cleft Lip Repair Where Currently Children Born With Cleft Lip And Palates Are Able To Undergo Their Cleft Lip Repair As Early As Two Weeks Of Life. He Has Co-authored Many Book Chapters, Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, Lectured Nationally As Well As Internationally. He Is A Recognized Leader In The Field And Provides Cutting-edge Care To Children In Los Angeles.

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DR. OSAMA HAMARNEH
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DR. OSAMA HAMARNEH

Dr. Osama Hamarneh Heads Cowf’s E.n.t. Surgery Outreach In Amman, Jordan. After Graduating From Medical School In Jordan, Dr. Osama Completed Basic Su...More

Dr. Osama Hamarneh Heads Cowf’s E.n.t. Surgery Outreach In Amman, Jordan. After Graduating From Medical School In Jordan, Dr. Osama Completed Basic Surgical Training In England (Mrcs & Dohns) And Then Spent 2 Years In Cancer Research Investigating The Role Of Tumor Immunology In Head And Neck Cancer (Md, The University Of Hull). He Then Completed Additional Surgical Training In Ent Surgery Across The West Midlands, Uk (Frcs Orl-hns) And Subsequently Completed The Prestigious National Fellowship In Head And Neck Surgical Oncology And Reconstructive Surgery At Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Uk.

 Dr. Osama Is Passionate And Proficient In All Aspects Of Ent Surgery, Especially In New Frontiers Such As Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery, Trans Oral Laser & Robotic Surgery, Minimal Access Thyroid Surgery, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery And Aesthetic Facial Surgery. As A Healthcare Professional And Educator, Dr. Osama Is Regularly Involved In Training And Education, Being A Faculty Member At A Number Of Ent Courses And A Previous Trainee Representative At The Midlands Institute Of Otolaryngology Council. He Has Lectured At Numerous International Presentations Nationally And Internationally, Publishing Over 15 Papers In Peer-reviewed Journals And 3 Book Chapters. 

In Addition To Joining Cowf's Healthcare Leadership Team, Dr. Osama’s Charity Work Includes Working With Syrian And Iraqi Refugees Through The Charity Group Caritas International And Atfaluna, Meaning “our Children” Jordan, Providing Underprivileged Children Across Jordan And The Greater Region Access To Healthcare.  Dr. Osama is passionate and proficient in all aspects of ENT surgery, especially in new frontiers such as endoscopic anterior skull base surgery, trans oral laser & robotic surgery, minimal access thyroid surgery, microvascular reconstructive surgery and aesthetic facial surgery. As a healthcare professional and educator, Dr. Osama is regularly involved in training and education, being a faculty member at a number of ENT courses and a previous trainee representative at the Midlands Institute of Otolaryngology council. He has lectured at numerous international presentations nationally and internationally, publishing over 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 3 book chapters. 

In addition to joining COWF's healthcare leadership team, Dr. Osama’s charity work includes working with Syrian and Iraqi refugees through the charity group Caritas International and Atfaluna, meaning “Our Children” Jordan, providing underprivileged children across Jordan and the greater region access to healthcare. 

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hanifa mezoul ph.d.
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Aicesis Permanent Representative To The United Nations .

Hanifa Mezoui, Phd, Has Enjoyed A Distinguished Career With The United Nations For The Past ...More

Aicesis Permanent Representative To The United Nations .

Hanifa Mezoui, Phd, Has Enjoyed A Distinguished Career With The United Nations For The Past 30 Years. She Served In A Strategic Leadership Capacity With Several Un Entities. In The Last Ten Of Those Years, She Has Been Chief Of The Ngo Section Of The Department Of Economic And Social Affairs (Desa) Where She Has Established An Impressive Record Of Accomplishments. The Informal Regional Ngo Network (Un-ngo-irene) Was Developed Under Her Guidance As A Critical Channel For Communicating Key Themes And Programs Between The Un And The Ngo Community, Including Marginalized Groups In Developing Countries.

Since 1 Mars 2009, To Date, She Has Been Designated As The Permanent Representative To The United Nations And Ecosoc Of The “international Association Of The Economic And Social Councils And Similar Institutions” (Aicesis), Igo In Observer Status With Ecosoc.

Ms. Mezoui Promotes The Un Development Agenda And Liaises With The Economic And Social Council Of The United Nations, (Ecosoc) And Encourages Ngos To Contribute To Un Interactive Dialogues And Thematic Debates For The 2030 Un Agenda And Promote The “sdg Acceleration Action”. She Monitors And Liaises With Other Relevant Un Entities, Ga, Unog, Unctad, Unitar And Un Departments, As Well As With Other International Organizations, Un Agencies, Funds And Programmes, Governments, Igos, Aicesis And Non-governmental Organizations.

 Ms. Mezoui Taught At The Sciences Po Institute, Paris, France A Course Titled “the United Nations: From Theory To Practice” And Is A Liaison For The Institute For Their Internship Programme. She Lectures At “the Centre D’etudes Diplomatiques Et Strategiques” (Cdes), On The Un Global Development Agenda, Focusing On The Sustainable Development Goals And Ecosoc. She Is A Member Of The Convention Of The Independent Financial Advisors (Cifa) And Of The Technical Advisory Committee Of The “zayed International Prize For The Environment”, Dubai, Uae.

From 15 January 2010 To January 2011, She Was An Associate Fellow At Unitar Specializing On Mdg Training And Teaching And Has Been For Several Years The Secretary General Of The “association Culturelle Française” Of The United Nations.

 From September 2011 To September 2012 She Joined The Office Of The President Of The Sixty Six General Assembly As The Special Coordinator For The Third Committee And Civil Society.

From 2013 To 2018, She Was A Senior Advisor To The Un High Representative Of The Alliance Of Civilizations, H.e. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-nasser In Charge Of Humanitarian Affairs And Civil Society. Ms Mezoui Engaged The Alliance Of Civilizations As A Platform On Which The International Community Could Build Greater Understanding And Communication To Stem The Tide Of Intolerance And Misunderstanding.

Ms. Hanifa Mezoui Holds A Doctorate In French Linguistics, An Ma In French Literature, An Ma In Applied Linguistics And An Ma In Business Administration From The University Of Aix-en-provence, France.

 These Are Some Of The Numerous Awards Of Ms. Mezoui:

Un-21, Republic Of Italy-pio Manzu, All India Education Fund Association- Scroll Of Honor, The Women Organization Union Of The Republic Of Sakha (Yakutia), Minister Of Justice Algeria, Un-ong-irene Association, Association Telecommunication Academy, World Federation Of United Nations Associations, Women Together Award, Africa Vision Award.

Presently, She Remains The Permanent Representative Of Aicesis To The United Nations. She Also Serves As A Senior Civil Society Adviser To Several Igos And Ngos Groups Associated With The United Nations Through Ecosoc.

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DR. WALEED GIBREEL

Dr. Waleed Gibreel, Mbbs, Division Of Plastic Surgery Rochester, Mayo Clinic Was Recently Selected As A 2019 Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Aw...More

Dr. Waleed Gibreel, Mbbs, Division Of Plastic Surgery Rochester, Mayo Clinic Was Recently Selected As A 2019 Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award Recipient. Dr. Gibreel Is Board Certified In General And Plastic Surgery, As Well As Recently Completing Specialized Fellowship Training In Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, In Addition To Completing Medical School And Internship At The University Of Khartoum, Sudan. He Completed His Residency In General And Plastic Surgery At The Mayo Clinic In Rochester. Having Grown Up In Sudan And A Passion For Global Health, Dr. Gibreel Lead's The Organization's Program Development In Expanding Access To Health And Medical Education Alongside His Colleagues At Mayo Clinic, University Of Khartoum And The University Of Southern California.

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NADIA NAFFALess
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NADIA NAFFALess

Nadia Leads Cowf's Global Health Outreach In Jordan, She Is A Jordanian-american Producer, Line Producer And Field Producer Of Many Years Locally And ...More

Nadia Leads Cowf's Global Health Outreach In Jordan, She Is A Jordanian-american Producer, Line Producer And Field Producer Of Many Years Locally And Internationally, Working With Mainstream Tv And Reality Tv, As Well As Various Documentary Films. Based Between Los Angeles And Amman, Nadia Has Extensive Experience In Humanitarian Aid Work In Addition To Production Consultancy In Underrepresented Regions And The Mid East, Including Production, Casting, Directing, Editing, Landscape Photography, Among Other Entertainment Specialties.

She Is Owner And Founder Or Green Bananas Productions And Sits On The Board Of Children Of War Foundation. Nadia Is Active With A Number Of Non-governmental Organizations In Los Angeles And Jordan. Nadia Is Extremely Passionate About Issues That Face Our Society Today, In Particular, Women’s Rights, Disability Rights, Children’s Rights, Environment, Heritage And Culture S He Believes In Using The Power Of Media And Film As A Tool Not Only To Entertain But Also To Educate, Raise Awareness And Bring About Positive Social Change. Nadia Shares An Emmy Award With The Children's Hospital Los Angeles And Children Of War Foundation On A Short Documentary, Based On The Inspiring Journey Of Cowf’s First Candidate, An Iraqi Boy Named Hashim. Nadia Leads Cowf's Team In Jordan Along With Local Team Members Residing In The Region.

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SARAH SHASHA'H
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SARAH SHASHA'H

Sara Is Jordan Based, Cowf Lead Team Member, Heading Cowf's Remote And Autonomous Education Programming. As A Licensed Pharmacist In Jordan ...More

Sara Is Jordan Based, Cowf Lead Team Member, Heading Cowf's Remote And Autonomous Education Programming. As A Licensed Pharmacist In Jordan And The United Kingdom, Sara Shasha'h Embarked On Her Career As A Trainee At Hampshire Hospitals In The Uk, Where She Has Managed To Complete The Licensing Requirements To Practice Pharmacy In The Kingdom. After Obtaining Further Experience Working As A Licensed Clinical Pharmacist In The Uk, In 2019, Sara Decided To Move Back To Jordan, Her Home Country, To Complete Her Licensing And Certification With The Jordanian Pharmacy Association.

Recently, Sara Has Been Appointed As A Senior Consultant For Life Sciences At Ernst & Young; A Multinational Professional Services Firm.

On The Humanitarian Front, Sara Has Always Had A Passion For Voluntary Work, And Has Been An Active Participant In Many Charitable Organizations In Jordan And The Uk. Sara Is Now Even More Involved With Local And International Charities, Including Children Of War Foundation, Utilizing Her Experience And Knowledge In Pharmacy, To Support Both, The Doctors And Patients Within The Foundation.

Sara Holds A Master’s Of Pharmacy Degree, With Honors, From The University Of Bath In The United Kingdom.

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DR. KHALDOUN HADDADIN
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DR. KHALDOUN HADDADIN

Retired Maj. Gen. Dr. Khaldoun Haddadin, Bsc, Mb Chb, Frcs Graduated From St. Andrews (Bsc 1982) And Manchester University (Mb Chb 1985). He Is Jordan...More

Retired Maj. Gen. Dr. Khaldoun Haddadin, Bsc, Mb Chb, Frcs Graduated From St. Andrews (Bsc 1982) And Manchester University (Mb Chb 1985). He Is Jordanian Board Certified In General Surgery (1991) And Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery (1995). He Is A Fellow Of The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England Since 1996.

He Completed His Post-graduate Training In Plastic Surgery At Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow Uk. He Is The President Of The Jordanian Society Of Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons, A Member Of The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons, Member Of The International Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons And A Member Of Ao Cmf; Jordan Chapter.

Currently He Is A Consultant Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon In The Private Sector, Chief Of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, King Hussein Cancer Center Since 2003, President Of The Jordanian Society Of Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons And Examiner For The Jordanian Board Of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Since 2010 Previous Posts Include Assistant Director General Of The Jordanian Royal Medical Services For Medical Affairs And Regional Medicine From Nov 2016 Until Retirement From Active Service In June 2017, Chairman Of Dep. Of Surgery, Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Dec 2013- Nov 2016 And Chief Of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, King Hussein Medical Center, Oct 2009 – Dec 2013.

Dr. Haddadin Serves As The Leading Medical Director For Children Of War Foundation In Jordan And Surrounding Region.

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DR. ZIAD DAHABREHLess
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DR. ZIAD DAHABREHLess

Dr. Jaber Is Co-director Of Cowf Ent Outreach In Jordan, Is A Specialist Ent, Head And Neck Surgeon , Ear Nose And Throat, Specialized In Adult Ear No...More

Dr. Jaber Is Co-director Of Cowf Ent Outreach In Jordan, Is A Specialist Ent, Head And Neck Surgeon , Ear Nose And Throat, Specialized In Adult Ear Nose And Throat, Pediatric Ear Nose And Throat, Adult Ear Nose And Throat Surgery, Pediatric Ear Nose And Throat Surgery, Hearing And Balance Disorder.

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DR. ANDREW ORDON
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DR. ANDREW ORDON

Andrew Paul Ordon, M.d., F.a.c.s., Abps, Asps, Sometimes Billed As Dr. Drew Ordon, Is A Plastic Surgeon And An Emmy-nominated Co-host Of The Award-win...More

Andrew Paul Ordon, M.d., F.a.c.s., Abps, Asps, Sometimes Billed As Dr. Drew Ordon, Is A Plastic Surgeon And An Emmy-nominated Co-host Of The Award-winning Talk Show The Doctors. Dr. Ordon Is A Diplomat Of The American Board Of Plastic Surgery, The American Board Of Otolaryngology, The American Board Of Cosmetic Surgery And The National Board Of Medical Examiners. Dr. Ordon Is Affiliated With The University Of Southern California, Cedars-sinai Medical Center In Los Angeles And Eisenhower Medical Center In Rancho Mirage, California. He Currently Practices In Beverly Hills And Rancho Mirage, California. In Addition To Practicing, Dr. Ordon Is An Educator, Currently A Co-director Of The Keck/usc Aesthetic Fellowship. Dr. Ordon Also Co-founded Surgical Friends Foundation, Merging With Children Of War Foundation In 2013.

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Claudia NICOULAOU
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Claudia NICOULAOU

Claudia Has Been Involved With Cowf Since The Organization's Inception In 2010. Claudia Was Born In Cyprus Where She Spent Her Early Childhood. She Is...More

Claudia Has Been Involved With Cowf Since The Organization's Inception In 2010. Claudia Was Born In Cyprus Where She Spent Her Early Childhood. She Is An Accountant Educated In England. Residing In Beverly Hills, She Works As A Financial Consultant And Private Client Realtor With Numerous Clients. Claudia Is Active In Fundraising And Outreach For Cowf's Los Angeles Base.

Having Lived Through A War And Having Become A Refugee Herself, “children Of War Foundation” Has Special Meaning To Her. She Has Seen The Devastation Of War And Understands The Effects That It Takes, Both Mentally And Physically. She Is The Proud Mother Of Carl And Emile Nicolaou Both Successful Entertainment Lawyers. Both Of Claudia's Son Are Legal Advisors And Consultants For Cowf.

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Dr. Nasri Attended Primary School In Amman, Jordan And Secondary School In Lebanon. His Pre-medical Education Took Place In Surrey, England And He Att...More

Dr. Nasri Attended Primary School In Amman, Jordan And Secondary School In Lebanon. His Pre-medical Education Took Place In Surrey, England And He Attended Medical School In Birmingham, England, Graduating In 1978.

Nasri Then Began His Postgraduate Training At The University Of Toronto. He Completed A Straight Surgical Internship In 1978-79 At Toronto General Hospital (Tgh), Followed By Neurosurgical Training At Uoft From 1979 To 1984. Nasri Was Certified In Neurosurgery By The Rcps(C) In 1984, And Then Was The Botterell Fellow In Neurosurgery At Tgh (1984-85). After A Brief Stint As An Attending Staff Neurosurgeon At Sunnybrook Medical Centre (1985-86), Nasri Returned Home To Jordan, Where He Has Been Director Of Palestine Hospital Located In Amman Jordan, Founded By His Father In 1960, And Where He Has Mainly Practiced. Throughout His Career, Nasri Has Maintained Strong Professional And Personal Ties With Canada.

Nasri Has Been Very Active In Organized Neurosurgery And Neurosurgical Education And Accreditation In The Middle East. Indeed The Hcac Designation He Has Earned Recognizes That Nasri Is A Certified Hospital Surveyor, By The Health Care Accreditation Council Of Jordan. Selected Positions Over His Career Include Coordinator Of A Cida Funded Cooperation Project Involving The Palestine Hospital And Uoft, Founder, Committee Member And Medical Subcommittee Convenor For The Society For Care Of Neurological Patients In Amman(1986-87 And 2010-13), And Three Terms On The Executive Committee Of The Jordan Neuroscience Society. He Has Served Several Times On The Neurosurgical Subcommittee Of The Jordan Medical Council, Including As Vice Chairman (2012-2014), And Was President Of The Society Of Jordanian Neurosurgeons (2010-2012). Nasri Has Represented Jordan At The Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society And The Wfns. He Has Played A Leadership Role On The Regional Health Committee In Limassol, Cyprus, And Served On The Governing Boards Of Several Schools And The Episcopal Church In Jordan. Nasri Was The Founding Director Of The Thinkfirst Injury Prevention Program In Jordan (2005).

Dr. Nasri Has Made Numerous Scholarly Presentations Throughout The Middle East On A Wide Range Of Topics, From Health Care Organization To Neuro-oncology, Trauma, Peripheral Nerve, Spinal And Vascular Neurosurgery.

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DR. ANDY CHANG
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DR. ANDY CHANG

Dr. Chang Has Been Involved With Cowf Since Out First International Surgical Outreach In 2013. He Is Vice Chief, Division Of Pediatric Urology, Atten...More

Dr. Chang Has Been Involved With Cowf Since Out First International Surgical Outreach In 2013. He Is Vice Chief, Division Of Pediatric Urology, Attending Physician & Assistant Professor Of Clinical Surgery At Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc.

Dr. Chang Graduated From Stanford University With A B.s. In Biological Sciences And Continued His Education At Usc For Medical School And Residency Training In Urology. Afterward, He Matriculated To The Prestigious Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program At Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia And University Of Pennsylvania. While In Philadelphia, He Distinguished Himself As A Superb Researcher. He Was Also Awarded A Scholarship By The American Urological Association Foundation And Appointed A National Institutes Of Health Sponsored Researcher. Chang Has Garnered Multiple Awards At Society And National Meetings. Additionally, He Has Been Recognized Yearly As A Superb Clinician By His Peers And Patients' Parents.

His Clinical Interest And Research Include, Bladder Hypertrophy/pathophysiology, Cryptorchidism, Hypospadias, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ureteropelvic Junction Obstructions, Robotic/laparoscopic Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Vesicoureteral Reflux And Disorders Of Sex Development Including Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.

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Dr. Sanchez Is The Director Of The Clinical Genetics Program In The Department Of Pediatrics At Cedars-sinai Medical Center. He Is A Native To Califor...More

Dr. Sanchez Is The Director Of The Clinical Genetics Program In The Department Of Pediatrics At Cedars-sinai Medical Center. He Is A Native To California And A Parent Of Three Children Of Which The Youngest Has Severe Hemophilia A. Dr. Sanchez Had Dedicated His Career As A Pediatrician And Geneticist To The Diagnosis Of Rare Genetic Disorders In Hope That Every Family Will Be Connected To A Community That Can Provide Hope For A Treatment And Cure. It Was A Pure Coincidence That His Family Was Blessed With A Beautiful Son With Severe Hemophilia A. Dr. Sanchez Has Since Become Actively Involved In The Hemophilia Community And Is Currently On The Board Of The Hemophilia Foundation Of Southern California. He Brings A Unique Perspective Of New Potential Gene Therapies As A Parent, Provider, Advocate And Genetic Researcher.

El Dr. Sánchez Es El Director Del Programa De Genética Clínica En El Departamento De Pediatría Del Cedars-sinai Medical Center. Es De California Y Padre De Tres Hijos De Los Cuales El Más Joven Tiene Hemofilia A Severa. El Dr. Sánchez Ha Dedicado Su Carrera Como Pediatra Y Genetista Al Diagnóstico De Trastornos Genéticos Raros Con La Esperanza De Que Cada Familia Se Conectaba A Una Comunidad Que Puede Proporcionar Esperanza Para Un Tratamiento Y Curación. Fue Una Pura Coincidencia Que Su Familia Fuera Bendecida Con Un Hermoso Hijo Con Hemofilia A Severa. Desde Entonces, El Dr. Sanchez Ha Participado Activamente En La Comunidad De Hemofilia Y Actualmente Está En La Junta Directiva De La Fundación De Hemofilia Del Sur De California. Aporta Una Perspectiva Única De Nuevas Terapias Genéticas Potenciales Como Padre, Proveedor, Defensor E Investigador Genético.

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Christina Pascucci Is An Emmy Award-nominated Journalist, Pilot, Diver, And Humanitarian. Her Quest To Fight For Human Rights Has Taken Her From Centr...More

Christina Pascucci Is An Emmy Award-nominated Journalist, Pilot, Diver, And Humanitarian. Her Quest To Fight For Human Rights Has Taken Her From Central America To Asia. She Fell In Love With Cowf While On Assignment In 2014, When She Met A Young Afghani Girl Who Was Receiving Life-changing Surgery After Stepping On An Ied.

Christina, Who Has Spent The Last Five Years At Ktla In Los Angeles, The Number Two Market In The Country, Loves The Heart And Soul Of People. Her Vision Is To Continually Effect Positive Change, Particularly In Human Rights And Environmental Issues. She Has Dived With Hundreds Of Sharks, Including Great Whites, To Expose The Shark Finning Industry.

She Traveled To Palau, An Island Nation Near The Philippines In Late 2016 To Sit Down With President Remengesau And Discuss How Other Countries Can Emulate What Palau Is Doing On The Front Lines Of Climate Change. Her 2015 Investigative Reporting Into The Wasteful Water-use Policies Of The Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Resulted In The Agency Changing Its Policy To Potentially Save Millions Of Gallons Of Water.  

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Dr. Jerry Bitar Is A General Surgeon And Chief Of General Surgery At One Of Haiti's Top Hospitals, Bernard Mevs Hospital. Dr. Bitar Has Been Involve...More

Dr. Jerry Bitar Is A General Surgeon And Chief Of General Surgery At One Of Haiti's Top Hospitals, Bernard Mevs Hospital. Dr. Bitar Has Been Involved In Cowf's Haiti Outreach Since 2016. Dr. Bitar Continues To Work On Building Advanced Surgical Capacity In Porte-au-prince With Cowf And Our Global Health Partnerships.   

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Dr. Omar Arnaout Joined Cowf’s Medical & Surgical Education Efforts In May 2019. Dr. Arnaout Is Co-director, Computational Neuroscience Outc...More

Dr. Omar Arnaout Joined Cowf’s Medical & Surgical Education Efforts In May 2019. Dr. Arnaout Is Co-director, Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center (Cnoc) Assistant Professor Of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School Neurosurgery

Dr. Arnaout Has A Particular Interest And Subspecialized Training In Treating Patients With Brain Tumors, Including Those With Glioma, Metastatic Disease And Skull Base Tumors Including Meningiomas, Acoustic Neuromas, Glomus Jugulare Tumors And Pituitary Disease. In Addition To Traditional Surgical Approaches, He Specializes In Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Including Endoscopic Surgery. To Him, The Field Of Neurosurgery Is Not About The Procedures But Rather The Long-term Relationships He Builds With His Patients. Good Outcomes Are Tied Closely To Having Strong Therapeutic Relationships. As A Result, He Often Sees Patients More Than Once Prior To Discussing Surgery And Then Regularly In The Post-operative Period. For The Patients He Sees That Do Not Need Surgery, It Is Still Crucial To Him To Have A Close Relationship So That He Can Help Guide Them To The Outcome They Are Looking For.

The Most Satisfying Parts Of Dr. Arnaout’s Work Can Be Broken Down Into Three Things: First And Foremost, The Patient Interaction And Relationship; That Is The Driving Force For Everything He Does. Second, The Technical Aspects Of Surgery Which Can Be Demanding And Unforgiving, But Also Very Rewarding Especially When A Challenging Operation Results In Excellent Patient Outcome. Third, His Research In Applying Artificial Intelligence To Neurosurgical Patients Will Hopefully Help Better Anticipate Problems, Understand Patient Outcomes And Improve The Quality Of Care. Once He Decided To Pursue A Career In Medicine, Neurosurgery Was An Obvious Choice. To Him, The Human Brain Is The Most Fascinating And Complex Organ On Earth And Really Is Nature’s Crown Jewel. Disorders Of The Brain Are Unique In That They Have The Ability To Rob Us Of Core Attributes That Make Us Individuals Such As Our Personalities, Memories And Decision-making Ability. As A Result, Neurological Disorders Can Significantly Reduce Not Only The Duration Of A Patient’s Life But Also Its Quality. Neurosurgeons Are Privileged With The Task Of Treating Such Diseases, Many Of Which Are Even Curable. No Other Specialty In Medicine Is As Demanding, But As Gratifying, As Neurosurgery.

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E.j. Caterson, Md, Phd, Department Of Surgery Chief, Division Of Plastic Surgery At Nemour's Children's Hospital. Dr. Caterson Joined Cowf's Global H...More

E.j. Caterson, Md, Phd, Department Of Surgery Chief, Division Of Plastic Surgery At Nemour's Children's Hospital. Dr. Caterson Joined Cowf's Global Health Coalition In February 2020. Dr. Caterson Has Specific Expertise And Interest In Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Cleft Care, Craniofacial Surgery, And Microsurgery. He Is A Native Of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, And Earned His Medical Degree At Jefferson Medical College And His Phd In Cell And Tissue Engineering At Thomas Jefferson University In Conjunction With Drexel University And The National Institutes Of Health.

Dr. Caterson Was The First Graduate Of The Jefferson Phd Program In Tissue Engineering And Regenerative Medicine. He Then Completed A Combined Residency In Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery At Harvard/massachusetts General, Brigham And Women’s Hospital And Children’s Hospital Boston. He Served A Fellowship In Craniofacial Surgery At New York University, Langone Medical Center - Bellevue, Institute Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Caterson Is Board-certified In Plastic Surgery.

Before Joining Nemours, Dr. Caterson Was Assistant Professor Of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, And Director Of Craniofacial Surgery At Brigham And Women’s Hospital. He Has Been Involved In Research Projects That Have Garnered More Than $2 Million In Funded Support.

Dr. Caterson Is A Reviewer For A Number Of Journals And Is The Associate Editor For The Journal Of Craniofacial Surgery. He Is A Member Of Professional Societies Including: American Society Of Plastic Surgeons, American Society Of Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society Of Maxillofacial Surgeons, And American Society For Reconstructive Transplantation.

Dr. Caterson Is Active In Operation Smile And Other Humanitarian Surgical Efforts. He Is Also An Active Member Of The Department Of Health And Human Services (Dhhs) (Imsurt) Team, The U.s. Government Medical And Surgical Response Team For International Disaster Response.

“it Has Been Our Goal For The Division To Grow And Encompass The Full Scope Of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Which Includes An Expansion Of The Team,” Said Stephen P. Dunn, Md, Chair, Department Of Surgery, Nemours Dupont Hospital For Children. “with Dr. Caterson’s Leadership, We Will Extend Our Ability To Serve As An Intersection For Collaborative Care With Other Surgical Services Both Here In The Delaware Valley And Beyond. We Look Forward To Increasing Our Global Surgery/humanitarian Missions That Are Consistent With The Core Principals Of Nemours.” 

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Rania Has Served As Cowf's Mid East And U.k. Outreach Ambassador Since 2013, Where She Initially Joined Our Organization On Our First Surgical Outreac...More

Rania Has Served As Cowf's Mid East And U.k. Outreach Ambassador Since 2013, Where She Initially Joined Our Organization On Our First Surgical Outreach Mission. Rania Is Known For Her Roles In T.v. Shows, Across The Mid East And Europe. As A British Jordanian Actress And Artist, Rania Is The First Jordanian To Achieve Pan-arab Success As A Comedian, T.v. Presenter And Singer. In Addition To Acting And Her Current Work In T.v., Rania Is A Motivational Speaker, And Continues To Advocate For Children Of War Foundation. 

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Dr. Haidar Alfuqaha Is A Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon With Jordanian Board Of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Haidar Is A Fellow Of Pediatr...More

Dr. Haidar Alfuqaha Is A Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon With Jordanian Board Of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Haidar Is A Fellow Of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery (Canada), A Fellow Of The Royal College Of Surgeons (Ireland) And A Fellow Of The Royal College Of Surgeons (Trauma And Orthopedics) (Ireland) And A Diploma In Orthopedic Engineering From Cardiff University (Wales). Dr. Haidar Worked As A Lecturer At The Dalhousie University (Canada) And Now Works In His Own Clinic Education Includes, Bachelor Of Medicine And University Of Jordan, Jordan Fellowship - Orthopedic And Fracture Surgery, Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, United Kingdom Fellowship - Pediatric Orthopedics, Manchester University Hospital, United Kingdom +1more Specialties Orthopedic And Fracture Surgery Adult Orthopedics Adult Orthopedic Surgery +11 More Certification Jordanian Board Certificate - Orthopedic And Fracture Surgery , (Jbos) Professional Memberships Fellow Of Royal Collage Of Surgeon In Ireland Frcs

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Dr. Nassim is the Managing Director at the Italian Hospital in Amman Jordan. The Italian Hospital, was constructed in 1926 by the Associatio...More

Dr. Nassim is the Managing Director at the Italian Hospital in Amman Jordan. The Italian Hospital, was constructed in 1926 by the Association to Succour Italian Missionaries, for the purpose of charitable healthcare and was the first hospital in Amman, ran by missionaries.  

Dr. Nassim facilitates COWF's Global Health triages services and surgical clinic.  He has a Ph.D in Business Administration and over 30 years of experience in management, training, human resource development and communication. Dr. Samawi has profound knowledge of all legal aspects, reconstruction and rehabilitation, accompanied by administrative and financial experience to manage various institutions. 

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https://www.adjaye.com/

Sir David Adjaye OBE is an award winning Ghanaian-British architect known to infuse his artistic sensibilities and et...More

https://www.adjaye.com/

Sir David Adjaye OBE is an award winning Ghanaian-British architect known to infuse his artistic sensibilities and ethos for community-driven projects. His ingenious use of materials, bespoke designs and visionary sensibilities have set him apart as one of the leading architects of his generation. In 2000, David founded his own practice, Adjaye Associates, which today operates globally, with studios in Accra, London, and New York taking on projects that span the globe. The firm’s work ranges from private houses, bespoke furniture collections, product design, exhibitions, and temporary pavilions to major arts centers, civic buildings, and master plans. His largest project to date, The National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by The New York Times. In 2017, Adjaye was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people of the year by TIME Magazine.

As a young boy born in 1966 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Adjaye’s childhood saw stability in movement as his father Affram was a diplomat whose work took the family all over the world to places such as Kampala, Nairobi, Cairo, Beirut, Accra, and Jeddah. Adjaye was born into a vibrant era of hope where just previously Kwame Nkrumah had won the country independence from the British in 1957 and the spirit of emancipation was one that influenced the family’s mobilities. In his early adulthood, one of the many prolific projects that evolved out of David’s travels is the ‘Adjaye Africa Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture’. The project took place over a ten year period documenting fifty-four major African cities and showcasing a concise urban history, fact file, maps and satellite imagery that come together in a rigorous analysis and reconceptualization of what African architecture is and can truly be.

A formative moment in Adjaye’s childhood was when he realized the inequities that his brother Emmanuel – who was partially paralyzed — faced when visiting his specialized school. Adjaye noted how inefficient, run-down and degrading the actual facility was. During his university education at South Bank he began to think about designing a facility that would provide better care for the handicapped, a moment he describes as changing everything. He came to the understanding that architecture should serve people and as a prevalent force within all our lives it too should take to the realm of egalitarianism.

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Bernice is based in Accra Ghana and is the Public Health Program Supervisor, in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept at Korle-Bu Teaching Hosp...More

Bernice is based in Accra Ghana and is the Public Health Program Supervisor, in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.  Bernice is leading COWF's latest Global Health and Medical Outreaching programming in Ghana.  Bernice is a Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Strategist, Global Health Advocate with a MBA from University of Ghana Business School, Masters in Public Health (MPH) a Bsc. in Family and Consumer Science, Diploma in Nursing, as well as a Diploma in Human Resource Management from ICM U.K.

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Matt is the Founder of the Simama Project and Executive Director of Simama International, COWF Africa outreach. After graduating from UCLA, ...More

Matt is the Founder of the Simama Project and Executive Director of Simama International, COWF Africa outreach. After graduating from UCLA, Matt spent several years in LA and San Francisco. It was a trip to Kenya in 2009 that inspired him to start the Simama Project. Currently he divides his time between San Francisco and Kenya. While in Kenya he oversees operations on the ground and in San Francisco he works closely with his Board of Directors and helps with fundraising. In his spare time he takes up the eternal search for the perfect burrito, following the San Francisco Giants, reading Shakespeare and spending time with his nephews.

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Lebanon Based, Abdullah Heads Cowf's Creative Side In Graphic Design And Art. Abdullah Has Worked With Many Organizations Throughout The Mid East Reg...More

Lebanon Based, Abdullah Heads Cowf's Creative Side In Graphic Design And Art. Abdullah Has Worked With Many Organizations Throughout The Mid East Region, Merging The Humanitarian Landscape And Design Sector, Including Design Development For Sawa For Development And Aid, J. Walter Thompson, Republique -beirut, Syrian Based Group - You-th, Among Others. Learn More About Abdullah's Work At Linkedin.com/in/ajajeh

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Jordan Based, Farah Is A Software Engineer Is Involved With Cowf's Remote Education Programming In The Areas Of Stem. Farah's Work And Volunteer Exp...More

Jordan Based, Farah Is A Software Engineer Is Involved With Cowf's Remote Education Programming In The Areas Of Stem. Farah's Work And Volunteer Experience Includes Quality Assurance And Project Management With Organization's Such As Unicef And Queen Rania Center For Entrepreneurship. Contact Farah At Intern@cowf.org 

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Dr. Wolfswinkel Earned His Bachelor Of Arts From University Of California Los Angeles In Economics A...More

Dr. Wolfswinkel Earned His Bachelor Of Arts From University Of California Los Angeles In Economics And His Medical Degree From Baylor College Of Medicine. During Medical School, He Pursued Research Interests In All Areas Of Plastic Surgery And Did An Additional Integrated Research Year With Dr. Larry Hollier Jr. And The Division Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery At Baylor College Of Medicine. He Is Currently A Resident In The Integrated Program Of Usc Division Of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Wolfswinkel Is A Resident Member Of The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons, American Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society Of Maxillofacial Surgery, And The American Cleft Palate –craniofacial Association. In Addition To His Craniofacial Fellowship At Children's Hospital La 2020/2021, Dr. Wolfswinkle Is Involved With Our Latest Research And Implementation Of Cowf's Medical Education Programming Through Immersive And Digitally Driven Technology.  

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Lebanon Based Sara Abi Kanaan Is A Lebanese Actress Who Has Starred In Several Middle Eastern Series Since The Age Of Eleven And Has Won Several Prest...More

Lebanon Based Sara Abi Kanaan Is A Lebanese Actress Who Has Starred In Several Middle Eastern Series Since The Age Of Eleven And Has Won Several Prestigious Awards, Globally.

In Addition To Being An Artist, Sara Holds Degrees In Medical Laboratories Sciences And Pharmacy And Has Volunteered With Several Ngos, Volunteering For Many Humanitarian Entities. She Is An Advocate For Cowf, Spreading Awareness About The Needs Of Children’s Health Care And Health Education Throughout The Mid East Region, And Giving A Voice To Families Who Have Been Displaced. Sara’s Advocacy Represents Cowf’s Vision And Mission, To Provide Equal Access To Health Care And Health Education For All Children, Regardless Of Race, Religion Or Ability To Pay.

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Ilaha Eli Omar Is An Afghan-american Entrepreneur Who Built A Successful Technical Staffing Company Which She Sold In 2018. Ilaha Heads Cowf's Program...More

Ilaha Eli Omar Is An Afghan-american Entrepreneur Who Built A Successful Technical Staffing Company Which She Sold In 2018. Ilaha Heads Cowf's Programming Initiatives With Our Partners In Afghanistan. Currently, Ilaha Is A Partner At Imagine Wireless, A Technology Consulting Firm Where She Focuses On Addressing Digital Equity. Ilaha Serves On The Board Of Mahtabe, Where She Provides Sustainable Solutions To Enable Inclusion And Education For The Most Underserved People In Kenya; Is The Country Director Of Enabled Children Initiative, Where She Is Spearheading Afghanistan’s First Self-sustaining Community Center Serving Orphans/abandoned Children, And Adults Living With Disabilities; And Mentors Afghan Women Entrepreneurs Through Project Artemis, An Initiative Led By Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women And Thunderbird For Good. Ilaha Regularly Escorts Afghan Children Amputees For

Prosthetic Treatment To The Us And Participates In Medical Aid Trips To Haiti Via Children Of War Foundation. Ilaha Is A Member Of The Us-afghan Women’s Council And Resides In San Francisco, California.

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Co-founder Of London’s Premier Members Only Wellness Center, Lms Health, Dr. Enayat Is A Surgically-trained General Practioner With A Medical Manageme...More

Co-founder Of London’s Premier Members Only Wellness Center, Lms Health, Dr. Enayat Is A Surgically-trained General Practioner With A Medical Management Degree From Imperial College London. With A Desire To Innovate. He Is Inherently Focused On Bringing Advancements To The World Of Medicine.

Relentless In His Pursuit Of Integrating The Most Cutting-edge, Life Enhancing Methodologies To Lms Wellness. Dr. Enayat’s Extensive Training Has Taken Him From South Africa To San Diego, Where He Immersed Himself In Stem Cell Technology. He Established His Reputation As An Innovator In Medicine By Being Awarded The Opportunity To Partake In The Prestigious Darzi Fellowship For Clinical Leadership. Recognizing That Combining Multiple Disciplines Was Key To Achieving A Seismic Shift In Health Optimization, Dr. Enayat Was Drawn Further Into The World Of Functional Medicine. Investigating The Diverse Methodologies To Achieving Infinite Vitality – From Ancient Eastern Therapies To Traditional Western Medicine – Has Since Allowed Him To Curate The Most Holistic, Evidence-based Wellness And Performance-enhancing Offering For Lms Wellness Clients. Inventive Yet Empathetic, Dr. Enayat’s Approach Is Rooted In Providing An Exemplary Client Journey, Guiding Them Intelligently On Their Individual Path To Discovering Their Ultimate Health Goals. Dr. Enayat Is A True Visionary, Ambitious And Forward-thinking, Who Looks To The Future Of Medicine, Challenges Its Limitations, Whilst Presenting Its Infinite Possibilities. Dr. Enayat Lead’s Children Of War Foundation’s Global Health And Primary Care Outreach Base In The United Kingdom, His Responsibilities Include, Insuring Sustainable Implementation Of Preventable Health Measures, General Health Education And Community Wellness, Including Development Of Programs, Curriculum And Training Individuals In Community Based Initiatives.

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As The Founder And Ceo Of Womenone.org, A Cowf Africa Outreach Partner, Dayle Works To Raise Awareness About The Barriers To Education Around The Worl...More

As The Founder And Ceo Of Womenone.org, A Cowf Africa Outreach Partner, Dayle Works To Raise Awareness About The Barriers To Education Around The World, Advocates For Innovative Education Policy And Support From Global Leaders And Decision Makers, And Ensures That Womenone Is Working Effectively To Provide Women And Girls Globally Access To Quality Education.

Prior To Founding Womenone, Dayle Built A Highly Successful Career In The Beauty And Fashion Industry, Which Continues Today. She Is The Only Model To Have Had Four Major Contracts As The Face And International Spokesperson For L’oréal, Revlon, Estée Lauder, And Max Factor. In Addition To Posing For Over 100 Magazine Covers, Dayle Helped Lead The Industry To Redefine The Concepts Of True Beauty And Embrace The Beauty Of Every Age. Dayle Has Written Two International Bestselling Books On Inner & Outer Beauty And Living In Balance.

Dayle Has Been A Regular Contributor For Cbs’ The Early Show. She Is A Unicef Ambassador, Free The Children Advocate, And The L’oréal Global Ambassador For Women Of Worth. Dayle Has Traveled Extensively To Africa And South America Through Unicef And Free The Children On Behalf Of Women And Children, And Has Written About Their Experiences For Cnn, The Huffington Post, Redbook, Ivillage, Interview Magazine, Glamour, And Marie Claire. Dayle Is Regularly Booked As A Keynote Speaker To Discuss The Importance Of Women And Girls’ Education, Regularly Attends Sessions At The United Nations, And Is Also A Member Of The Council On Foreign Relations In New York City And Washington, D.c.

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Co-founder & Ceo At Abwaab, A Remote Education Platform, Changing The Way Arabic Speaking Students Learn Outside The Classroom, One Step At...More

Co-founder & Ceo At Abwaab, A Remote Education Platform, Changing The Way Arabic Speaking Students Learn Outside The Classroom, One Step At A Time. Cowf Recently Partnered With Awaab To Offer The Only Accredited Remote Education In Jordan To Students At Cowf's School Of Dreams.

Experienced In Starting Up Businesses With A Demonstrated History Of Working In The Internet Industry. Launched And Scaled Uber In Jordan. Managed And Grew Uber In The Levant, Qatar, And Worked On Expanding Uber Into Mena, Previously Introduced The Concept Of Organized Retail To Jordan Through Dukkan Before Selling The Company.

Driven By Value Creation And Skilled In Operations, Negotiation, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Strategy, Team & Cross Functional Management, And Entrepreneurship. Solid Track Record In Starting Up Businesses And Managing As They Scale. Built Strong Experience In Public Policy Negotiations That Led To Progressive Ride-sharing Regulations. Actively Supporting Innovation, Technology And Entrepreneurship.

Educated In London With A Masters Of Science Focused In Real Estate Economics & Finance From The London School Of Economics And Political Science (Lse), After Graduating With Distinction From King’s College London With A Bsc In Business Management. 

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An Orthopedic Surgeon With Specific Interest In Sports Injuries Of The Shoulder And Knee, Andrew Bulczynski, M.d. Joined Disc Sports And Spine In 2009...More

An Orthopedic Surgeon With Specific Interest In Sports Injuries Of The Shoulder And Knee, Andrew Bulczynski, M.d. Joined Disc Sports And Spine In 2009.

Committed To Bringing His Patients Back To A Pain-free, Optimal Level Of Function, Dr. Bulczynski Takes A Conservative Approach To Treatment, Incorporating Modalities Such As Medication And Injections. He Will Also Refer Patients To Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment And/or Acupuncture To Repair Tissues And Structures Whenever Possible. If Surgery Is Required, Dr. Bulczynski Prefers Minimally Invasive And Arthroscopic Techniques.

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Stephen Haddad Bco, Director Of Ocular Prosthetics, Inc. Graduated From Worcester Industrial Technical Institute And Completed His Training At The Ame...More

Stephen Haddad Bco, Director Of Ocular Prosthetics, Inc. Graduated From Worcester Industrial Technical Institute And Completed His Training At The American Optical Prosthetic Center In Southbridge Massachusetts.

Stephen Haddad Bco, Bado Became A Board Certified Ocularist In 1991. He Takes Great Pleasure In Sharing His Excellent Technical And Artistic Abilities With His Chosen Team Of Ocularists.stephen Continually Refines The Process Of Creating The Most Advanced Artificial Eyes Available. Stephen Is Active In His Field And Participates In Training New Ocularists. He Is A Board Approved Diplomate Ocularist And Member Of The American Society Of Ocularists And Actively Participates In Lecturing And Attending Meetings. He Is Internationally Known For His Exceptional Work In Creating The Most Natural Artificial Eyes.

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William Magee, Iii, Md, Dds, Earned His Dental Degree At The University Of Maryland, Then Went On To Obtain His Medical Degree At George Washington Un...More

William Magee, Iii, Md, Dds, Earned His Dental Degree At The University Of Maryland, Then Went On To Obtain His Medical Degree At George Washington University.

His Introduction To Los Angeles Began In 2001 When He Entered The Combined Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Program At The University Of Southern California, Where He Has Remained. After Completing The Six-year Program, He Focused His Attention On Craniofacial And Pediatric Plastic Surgery At Children's Hospital Los Angeles And Shriners Hospital For Children Los Angeles.

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Dr. Reinisch Has Nearly 35 Years Of Experience In Treating Children With Craniofacial Deformities, Cleft Lips And Palates, Vascular Tumors, Pigmented Birthmarks And Micro...More

Dr. Reinisch Has Nearly 35 Years Of Experience In Treating Children With Craniofacial Deformities, Cleft Lips And Palates, Vascular Tumors, Pigmented Birthmarks And Microtia (Congenital Deformity Of The Ear).

He Is Known Worldwide For His Groundbreaking Design And Successful Use Of A Biomaterial Implant For Ear Reconstruction In Very Young Children. After More Than 25 Years At The Children’s Hospital Of Los Angeles, Where He Established The Division Of Plastic Surgery, He Is Now Director Of Craniofacial And Pediatric Plastic Surgery For Cedars-sinai Medical Center In Los Angeles.

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Dr. Andre Panossian Is A Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Who Belongs To A Select Group Of Individuals With Expertise In Facial Reanimation, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Cong...More

Dr. Andre Panossian Is A Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Who Belongs To A Select Group Of Individuals With Expertise In Facial Reanimation, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Congenital Hand And Vascular Anomalies, Burns, Limb Reconstruction, And Cleft Lip And Palate Surgery. Dr. Panossian Holds An Appointment In The Division Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery At The Usc Keck School Of Medicine. He Received His Undergraduate Education At Ucla And His Medical Degree At Tufts University School Of Medicine. Following His Residency In Plastic Surgery At Usc, Dr. Panossian Trained At The Prestigious Hospital For Sick Children In Toronto, Where He Subspecialized In Pediatric Plastic Surgery. His Research Interests Include Exploring The Clinical Application Of Composite Tissue Allotransplantation And Elucidating The Mechanisms Of Cerebral Adaptation Following Facial Paralysis Surgery.

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Rick A. Friedman, Md, Phd Is The Medical Director Of Cedars-sinai's Cranial Base Surgery Program. He Also Is An Otologist/skull Base Surgeon At Usc. Dr. Friedman's Curren...More

Rick A. Friedman, Md, Phd Is The Medical Director Of Cedars-sinai's Cranial Base Surgery Program. He Also Is An Otologist/skull Base Surgeon At Usc. Dr. Friedman's Current Research Includes The Study Of Outcomes In The Management Of Skull Base Tumors And Hereditary Hearing Loss. He Has Devoted His Professional Life To Ear And Cranial Base Surgery As Well As Basic Science. Dr. Friedman Is A Member Of Several Ear And Skull Base Surgery Societies. He Serves On Committees For The American Academy Of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery, The American Otological Society, The Acoustic Neuroma Association (Medical Board Member), The American Neurotology Society, The North American Skull Base Society, The Triological Society, And The Nih/national Institute Of Deafness And Other Communication Disorders (Nidcd) Where He Serves As An Ad Hoc Reviewer.

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Dr. David Kulber Founder Of Ohanaone, And Cowf Partners In Global Health And Medical Education.  

Dr. Kulber Is A Professor Of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center And Usc Keck School Of Medicine. Director Of Hand And Upper Extremity Surgery, Program Director, Marilyn And Jeffrey Katzenberg Hand Fellowship , Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Director Of The Plastic Surgery Center Of Excellence, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Http://www.bhhandsurgery.com , Https://ohanaone.one 

Dr. David Kulber Founder Of Ohanaone, And Cowf Partners In Global Health And Medical Education.  

Dr. Kulber Is A Professor Of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center And Usc Keck School Of Medicine. Director Of Hand And Upper Extremity Surgery, Program Director, Marilyn And Jeffrey Katzenberg Hand Fellowship , Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Director Of The Plastic Surgery Center Of Excellence, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Http://www.bhhandsurgery.com , Https://ohanaone.one 

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Dr. Ayman Jaber - CO-Director of COWF's Mid East ENT Outreach. 


Dr. Alexis Johns - Psychologist , Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School Of Medicine of USC 

Dr.Jenny Bitar - CEO At Bernard Mevs Hospital Haiti

Dr. Ahmad Hani - Bani- General Urology, Pediatric Urology at Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Children's Hospital

Dr. Sanad Kilani - Deputy CEO - Clinical Affairs of Farah Medical Campus Jordan

Dr. Khalid Shammas - Medical Director at Italian Hospital, Amman Jordan

Dr. Lara Jaradat, - U.S. and Jordanian based. Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, And Adult Psychiatry, President Of The Delaware Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Azzam Ibrahim, General Manager At Arab Medical Center, Jordan.

Dr. Saeb Hammoudi - Pediatric Surgeon, Jordan Hospital in Amman.

Additional core team coming soon. 

Dr. Ayman Jaber - CO-Director of COWF's Mid East ENT Outreach. 


Dr. Alexis Johns - Psychologist , Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School Of Medicine of USC 

Dr.Jenny Bitar - CEO At Bernard Mevs Hospital Haiti

Dr. Ahmad Hani - Bani- General Urology, Pediatric Urology at Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Children's Hospital

Dr. Sanad Kilani - Deputy CEO - Clinical Affairs of Farah Medical Campus Jordan

Dr. Khalid Shammas - Medical Director at Italian Hospital, Amman Jordan

Dr. Lara Jaradat, - U.S. and Jordanian based. Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, And Adult Psychiatry, President Of The Delaware Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Azzam Ibrahim, General Manager At Arab Medical Center, Jordan.

Dr. Saeb Hammoudi - Pediatric Surgeon, Jordan Hospital in Amman.

Additional core team coming soon. 

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PROGRAMMING ADVISORY 

Georgette Basil - Lebanon

Sian Jones - Portugal/Denmark

Janet Dotson - U.S.A.

Tamara Meirie - Jordan Outreach Advocate

Ramez Qupti - Healthcare Facility Construction & Development Expert

Georgette Basil - Lebanon

Sian Jones - Portugal/Denmark

Janet Dotson - U.S.A.

Tamara Meirie - Jordan Outreach Advocate

Ramez Qupti - Healthcare Facility Construction & Development Expert

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REMOTE & AUTONOMOUS EDUCATION ADVISORY Less
REMOTE & AUTONOMOUS EDUCATION ADVISORY 

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

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STEERING COMMITTEELess
STEERING COMMITTEE

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

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"BOOTS ON THE GROUND"  
 MID EAST REGION /AFRICAN CONTINENT
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"BOOTS ON THE GROUND"  
 MID EAST REGION /AFRICAN CONTINENT

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AVOKADER

Avokader Is One Of Cowf's Social And Field Experts, As Well As The Point Of Contact For Yemeni Refugees In Yemen, Jordan And Across The Region. His Role Also Includes Reg...More

Avokader Is One Of Cowf's Social And Field Experts, As Well As The Point Of Contact For Yemeni Refugees In Yemen, Jordan And Across The Region. His Role Also Includes Registering Cowf Candidates With Unhcr And Other Official Authorities With Mandates To Displaced Individuals And Families.

Refer A Child, Contact Avokader Via Whatsapp Or Directly Calling At

+962 7 9267 5004

Email At Info@cowf.org 

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MoLess
Mo

Mo Is Cowf's Point Of Contact For Cowf Candidates In Jordan And Across The Region. Mo Also Oversees Cowf Relief Efforts At Several Formal And Informal...More

Mo Is Cowf's Point Of Contact For Cowf Candidates In Jordan And Across The Region. Mo Also Oversees Cowf Relief Efforts At Several Formal And Informal Camp Sites, Along The Syrian Border, As Well As Urban Areas Where Cowf Provides Education And Infrastructure Support Services.

Refer A Child, Contact Mo Via Whatsapp Or Directly Calling At +962 7 9268 0043

Email At Info@cowf.org 

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SAMI NASRILess
SAMI NASRI

Sami Facilitates With Cowf's Clinical Assessment And Triage For Local And International Surgical Missions In Preparation Of Case Load Management For Surgical Intervention...More

Sami Facilitates With Cowf's Clinical Assessment And Triage For Local And International Surgical Missions In Preparation Of Case Load Management For Surgical Intervention And Medical Education Programming. Contact Sami@cowf.org Or Info@cowf.org 

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Charbel Badih, Dubai based Story Teller & Photographer

Charbel Badih, Dubai based Story Teller & Photographer

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WE'RE ALWAYS RECRUITING VOLUNTEER INTERNS, CONTACT US FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.Less
WE'RE ALWAYS RECRUITING VOLUNTEER INTERNS, CONTACT US FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.

To Reach Additional Medical Advisory Members Contact Team@cowf.org

Mental Health Advisory

Advisory Committee 

Officers
 Production

To Reach Additional Medical Advisory Members Contact Team@cowf.org

Mental Health Advisory

Advisory Committee 

Officers  Production

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Accounting

Ambassadors

Legal Advisory

High school & 

University COWF CLUB Chapters

Accounting

Ambassadors

Legal Advisory

High school & 

University COWF CLUB Chapters

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REACH OUT TO ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS IN:Less
REACH OUT TO ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS IN:

Social Media, Media, Global Health, Surgery, Mental Health Therapy, Education, Resettlement Via Unhcr Registration, Candidate Referrals,

Public Health And Prevention, Interns  

Pediatric Dentistry For Specific Information Or Details From Members Of Our Greater Global Health Outreach Team, Contact Us At Info@cowf.org

Social Media, Media, Global Health, Surgery, Mental Health Therapy, Education, Resettlement Via Unhcr Registration, Candidate Referrals,

Public Health And Prevention, Interns  

Pediatric Dentistry For Specific Information Or Details From Members Of Our Greater Global Health Outreach Team, Contact Us At Info@cowf.org

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"OUR ANXIETY DOES NOT COME FROM THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT FROM WANTING TO CONTROL IT." 
-KHALIL GIBRAN