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Ms. Salma Jaouni Araj

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Director, Jordan Breast Cancer Program

Salma Jaouni was entrusted in early 2007 with the establishment and management of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program. As the Director of this National program, Ms. Jaouni designed the strategy and established the team to develop and institutionalize early detection and universal screening of breast cancer. In the past two years, Jaouni and her team down staged breast cancer in Jordan through improving the quality, accessibility, and usability of screening services and increasing the awareness of women.

Prior to her work with the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Ms. Jaouni worked with Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant for the Middle East and Gulf regions on public policy projects. Ms. Jaouni has also held key positions with the World Bank and USAID consulting for governments in the Middle East on public health issues, poverty alleviation, employment strategies, and primary healthcare.

Ms. Jaouni holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Systems Management from the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London and a Bachelor of Sciences degree from the American University of Beirut in public health in addition to an excellent track record in leadership, negotiation, and communication skills.