One surprising fact about me is that moved back to Lebanon last year and lived there the entire year with my family, which was an amazing experience.
I feel lucky to be working at United to Beat Malaria and decided to work here because of my interest in solving health disparities across the world. I previously did work examining the disparate impact of air pollution on women in Lebanon. Health disparities lead to more than just morbidity and mortality, they cause economic, social and political issues with broad ramifications.
I’d love to compete in a cycling marathon, I love cycling long distances and I think participating in a competitive marathon would be a lot of fun.
Its hard to solve global health problems all at once, so, it is best to focus on limited specific, and tangible, aspects of health that you can make an immediate impact on. Some of the work involved may not be glamorous, but it is an integral part of what we are trying to achieve. Begin by working with small nonprofits in your local area to gain experience and slowly develop the skills needed to succeed in the field.
Even though communities in North America are not impacted by malaria, that does not erase the child who dies nearly every minute from this deadly disease.