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Arafat Hidmi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1932
  • Age: 83
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Born in Jerusalem in 1932; received a GCE from the Friends’ Boys School on 1950; studied Medicine at Cairo University, graduating with a M.B.B.Ch. in 1959; returned and worked as senior physician in the Internal Medicine and Cardiology Dept. of Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem, from 1959-62; then as Director of Preventive Medicine from 1962-65; moved to work with UNRWA in Jerusalem, first serving as Deputy Chief of Health and Director of Medical Services (from 1965-86), then as Chief of Health Services (1986-97); continued his studies at Aberdeen University, UK, and earned a Diploma in Health Management in 1989 and one in Health Economics in 1996; since 1997, works as independent consultant for Health Care Management; serves as Board of Trustees member at the Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children, Jerusalem, as Chairman of the Arab Studies Aid International and the Arab Orphanage Committee, Jerusalem, as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association, Jerusalem (since 1996), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Maqassed Charitable Society and Hospital, Jerusalem, (since 1997); is a member of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, the Palestinian Higher Health Committee, and the Medical Committee at ANERA, Jerusalem.


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