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Rita Gagaman

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
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King's College London awards an honorary doctorate to Professor of Public Health Dr. Rita Gagaman
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, King’s College London awarded the Director of the Institute of Community and Public Health, Dr. Rita Gageman, Honorary Doctorate for her contributions to the development of public health research and its practical applications, especially in war and post-conflict settings.

I thanked Dr. Jagman King's University for this honor, which is an achievement for Palestine, Birzeit University and all Palestinian academics, who struggle for life and justice despite all the circumstances surrounding them.

It is mentioned that dr. Giacaman attended Birzeit University since 1978 and founded the Institute of Public and Community Health at Birzeit University. She was a researcher/practitioner in the Palestinian Social Action Initiative in the 1980s, which resulted in the development of the Palestinian primary health care model. In the nineties of the last century, I participated in the establishment of the Community Rehabilitation Network for People with Special Needs in the Palestinian Society. Since 2000, it has focused on the impact of chronic severe conditions, such as war and exposure to violence, on the health and well-being of Palestinians, with a focus on psychosocial health, and the development of appropriate mechanisms to assess health and well-being in conditions of chronic violence. She has published a large number of research papers, both locally and internationally. She also co-edited a book entitled “Public Health in the Arab World” in 2012, which was published by Cambridge University Press. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2011.

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