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Rafiq Alhusseini

Rafiq Alhusseini

Sector : Academic Figures , Doctors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1952
  • Age : 64
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Born in Jerusalem on 1 May 1952; graduated from Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1969; received a BSc in Biology and Chemistry from the AUB, where he studied from 1969-73; worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Medical Microbiology Dept. of the AUB Hospital from 1973-74; continued his studies at the Loughborough University of Technology, UK, in 1975 and earned a PhD in Medical Chemistry in 1978; was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Microbiology Dept. of the University of Birmingham, UK, from 1979-84; served as Dir.-Gen. of Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP), UK from 1984- 86; was General Manager of Laboratory Services at the Palestine Hospital in Amman, Jordan, from 1987-89; served again as Dir.-Gen. of MAP from 1989-94; serves as Deputy-Chair of the Association of Palestinians in the UK since 1991; earned a Masters in Health Management from the City University, London, in 1994; returned to Palestine and became Dir.-Gen. of the Palestinian Council of Health, Jerusalem, from 1994-95; became a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, London, in 1995; served as General Manager of the Arab Care Medical Services in Palestine from 1995-98; was an Executive Committee member of the Palestine Red Crescent Society from 1990-96; received a post-graduate Certificate in Health Economics from Aberdeen University, UK, in 1999; acted as Sec.-Gen. of the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology during 1998-99; then worked as Deputy Dir.-Gen. and Director of Operations at the Welfare Association in Jerusalem from 1999-2003; was Pres. of the Palestinian Public Health Association in 1999-2000; worked as Coordinator of the Friends of East Jerusalem Hospitals from 1999-2004; Board of Trustees member of the Arab Thought Forum from 2000-2004; acted as Chair of the Steering Committee for the East Jerusalem Multi-Sector Review Project from 2001-2003; serves as Deputy Dir.-Gen. for Development and Administration at the Welfare Association in Jerusalem and Amman since 2003; was appointed Dir.-Gen. of the PA President’s Office in Ramallah and as holder of the Jerusalem File, in April 2005; has written numerous newspaper articles and scientific reports as well as (co-)authored and edited several books, incl. Separate and Cooperate, Cooperate and Separate. The Disengagement of the Palestinian Health Care System from Israel and its Emergence as an Independent System (with Tamara Barnea, Praeger, USA, 2002).


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