Director General, King Hussain Cancer Foundation, Jordan
As a leader in the region’s healthcare industry, Nisreen Qatamish was appointed in 2016 as Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), the largest community-based organization in Jordan dedicated to combating cancer. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing KHCF’s fundraising and development efforts, driving global advocacy programs, raising public awareness on early detection and prevention, as well as cancer coverage and patient support. In addition to this role, Qatamish was appointed as Director of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) in 2008, where she is tasked with growing the Program to becoming a highly influential national initiative that plays a pivotal role in setting the country’s healthcare agenda and decreasing breast cancer morbidity and mortality rates. As JBCP’s Director, Qatamish devised and implemented a five-year strategy for fighting breast cancer through intensive local advocacy efforts, awareness campaigns, and community outreach programs. Qatamish’s experience is well recognized on both a national and regional level. Over the years, she has contributed to science through various publications including the National Breast Cancer Health Communication Strategy 2013-2016. She is also a prominent consultant and trainer in various sectors, with special focus on capacity building within the healthcare industry, advocacy and change management. Qatamish is further known as a leading promoter and advocate for gender equality, tobacco control, and cancer prevention and early detection.