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Launched on December 17, 2020, the Middle East Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health care educators, and professional associations in the region. Check out the agenda here. Headquartered in the UAE the Network also has representation from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Key Aims

Facilitate the spread and scale of existing nutrition knowledge, experiences, standards, and evidence-informed interventions across the region.

Support the strengthening of nutrition competence and confidence in the healthcare workforce through education and training opportunities.

Facilitate the spread and scale of existing ways to empower underserved communities and diverse populations in nutrition and health.

Facilitate knowledge sharing related to food security, food safety, food waste, agriculture, and environmental sustainability.

Steering Committee


Arzoo Malhotra

Azzam Kayasseh

Kathy Martyn

Kennia Doncato

Mai Shalaby

Minha Rajput-Ray

Neeru Sood

Norbert Goldfield

Ramachandran Subramanian

S. M. Faheem

Sally Ayyad

Seta Tutundjian

Sharifa Alblooshi

Showkat Nabi Rather

Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe

Yasmine Haddad

Central Ops and Strategy Facilitation