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.

founding members

H.E. Dr Maryam Matar

Dr Dionysia Lyra*

Ms Seta Tutundjian

Dr Kennia Doncato

Ms Arzoo Malhotra

Ms Mai Shalaby

Mr Showkat Nabi Rather

Prof Neeru Sood

Assoc Prof Ramachandran Subramanian

Assoc Prof S. M. Faheem

Prof Meis Moukayed

Ms Yasmine Haddad

Dr M. Azzam Kayasseh

Riad M Mahfouz

Dr Ahlam El Shikieri

Dr Sharifa Alblooshi

Dr Dorit Avni

Shaikha Al Abduljabbar

Sonigitu Ekpe

Dr Minha Rajput-Ray

Dr Kathy Martyn

* Regional Network Lead

Central Ops and Strategy Facilitation

Sumantra Ray
Founding Chair and Executive Director (Strategic Development)
Helena Trigueiro
Global Strategic Lead for Network Engagement, Quality and Impact
Matheus Abrantes
Senior Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Executive Officer to the Chair & Vice-Chair
Sucheta Mitra
Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Membership Officer
Sarah Rade
Administrative Assistant to Prof Sumantra Ray, Pauline Douglas and Matheus Abrantes



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