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Health as a Bridge to Peace - Meeting challenges to cross-border programming during the COVID-19 Crisis


May 27, 2020 11:09 AM

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Amy Yourman
Trip Coordinator @Humans Without Borders
Amy is a native of Washington, D.C. After graduating law school, she worked in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After moving to Israel in 1986, she worked in the Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office, handing both civil and criminal litigation. Since retiring from that job in 2004, Amy has worked as a freelance translator from Hebrew to English. She has been involved in work as a volunteer for a number of organizations. She has been volunteering with Humans Without Borders for the past year. In addition to driving children and their parents from the checkpoints to the hospitals and back, she serves as one of the coordinators of the transportation project.
Mushira Aboo Dia
Chair @Physicians for Human Rights
Mushira is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and works in Hadassah Medical Center. Apart from being a senior physician in delivery room, Mushira is one of the doctors who do on calls in the Bat Ami Sexual Assault treatment center. She did a two- year training program with Haruv Institute to diagnose, identify and treat Physical and sexual abuse in children. In 2014 she has been appointed as the administrative director of women's health in the Palestinian population of East Jerusalem by Leumit health services, where she worked for 2 years. She also works in the high risk pregnancy clinic in the woman health center of Clalit health services in Beit Shemesh. Mushira is the chairperson of Physicians for Human Rights Israel where she has been volunteering in the open and mobile clinics since 2004. She serves as a board member in Alyn – Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center. On September 2017 she came back from a year in the US where she did her Master in Public Admin.
Walid Namour
CEO @Augusta Victoria Hospital
Walid Nammour is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lutheran World Federation’s Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem. A Palestinian refugee born in the Old City of Jerusalem, Nammour was a Fulbright Scholar at George Washington University. Walid V. Nammour has provided healthcare related and strategy-development work to several public institutions such as the Palestinian Legislative Council, Ministries of the Palestinian Authority mainly the Ministry of Health, Local Government, NGOs, and others. He served as a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Health Reform and Development (2005). In his capacity as Director of Birzeit University Center for Continuing Education, he led the Palestinian team on the Public Administration and Civil Service Reform Project, a project funded by Britain’s Department for International Development (2003 – 2007), and served on its Steering Committee responsible for all Palestinian technical inputs.