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Izzeldin Abuelaish

Izzeldin Abuelaish

Izzeldin Abuelaish
Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto, Canada


Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, OOnt, MD, MPH, is a Palestinian physician and an internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist devoted to advancing health and education opportunities for women and girls in the Middle East, through both his research and his charitable organization The Daughters for Life Foundation. He has dedicated his life to using health as a vehicle for peace, and, despite all odds, succeeded, aided by a great determination of spirit, strong faith, and a stalwart belief in hope and family.

Research Interest

His research activities currently focus on three major areas which all fall under my greater mission of women’s health and empowerment as a tool to end conflict and promote peace: 1. Health, conflict, war and peace, 2. Women and women’s health in conflict, and 3. Post-conflict health systems Medicalalizing hate? Social dieses? Promoting public health and wellbeing?