Qatar- Dr Al Maadheed appointed visiting professor at University of London

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Dr Mohammed bin Ghanim Al Ali Al Maadheed (pictured), a renowned personality in the healthcare sector, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of London until 2022. The appointment has been announced by Professor David Lomas, President of the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences.

Dr Al Maadheed is considered a leader in the fields of humanitarianism, sports medicine, and anti-doping. At present, he acts as an adviser to the personal representative of the Emir.

Dr Al Maadheed is actively engaged in humanitarian and social work, such as disaster response, rehabilitation, and empowerment. He strongly promotes human rights, health care, and humanitarian advocacy. He has joined the humanitarian work through the Qatari Red Crescent since 2001 and is currently the Chairman of the organisation.

Formerly, he had held several leadership roles, such as Vice-President of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for Asia, board member of Qatar International Development Fund and Qatar National Fund for Social Development, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH), member of National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), and member of the World Economic Forum for the Mena region.

Dr Al Maadheed is the founder of Qatar's first National Sports Medicine Center in 1992 and was instrumental in transforming the vision for a comprehensive sports medicine facility into a state-of-the-art Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital (Aspetar), which was accredited as a FIFA Medicine Center of Excellence in 2009 and expanded its reach nationally through the National Sports Medicine Programme.

He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Scientific Board of Aspetar, which he led as Director-General from 2006 to 2012.

Between 2005 and 2008, Dr Al Maadheed founded and chaired Qatar National Anti-Doping Commission.

As a leading health care figure in Qatar, he is Chairman of the Executive Committee for a Healthy Population, tasked with the development of Qatar National Health Strategy 2011-2016. Now, he is Director-General of Naufar, an addiction treatment and rehabilitation center.

He speaks frequently internationally on different humanitarian issues and has published works on humanitarian diplomacy.

To mention, University of London ranks the 19th globally and the third university in the United Kingdom this year. University of London was found in 1836 and it is considered the largest by number of students, with 60,000 students residing in buildings and about 24,000 students who live outside.

The University of London consists of many outstanding and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, on the same campus or near London. The university has 30 faculties, each with its own administrative body, and ten additional schools established by the university management.


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