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Minister of Public Health Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Publication Date:
18 November 2018 
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Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, has been elected as an international member of the United States’ National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari was among ten new international members elected by the current membership during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

“This distinguished and diverse class of new members is a truly remarkable set of scholars and leaders whose impressive work has advanced science, improved health, and made the world a better place for everyone,” said National Academy of Medicine President Dr. Victor J. Dzau.

“Their expertise in science, medicine, health, and policy in the United States and around the globe will help our organization address today's most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and healthcare. It is my privilege to welcome these esteemed individuals to the National Academy of Medicine,” added Dr. Dzau.

The National Academy of Medicine confirmed Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari’s election to the prestigious body for her leadership of Qatar's largest care delivery system (Hamad Medical Corporation) and serving as Qatar's Minister of Public Health.

Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive action across sectors. 

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