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By: Lama Khachab

Meet Our Staff: Lama Khachab

June 2, 2023
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What is one fun or surprising fact about you?

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.

Why did you decide to work for United To Beat Malaria?

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.

What is one of your top bucket-list goals?

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.

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into the global health industry and your position specifically?

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.

I’m Uniting to Beat Malaria because…

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.

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