Dr. Sawsan A. S. Al Madhi has more than 14 years progressive leadership skills and experience in strategy, operations and administration for the not-profit charitable sector. Currently working with one of the most reputable charities in the UAE as the Director General for Friends of Cancer Patients, Dr. Sawsan’s role is to supervise the continuing refinement and expansion of the organizational objectives which include: providing high quality services, organizing fundraising activities, developing ,planning and executing nationwide awareness programs and campaigns through collaboration with a vast network of national and international, governmental and private sector organizations.
Dr. Al Madhi is an Internal Medicine specialist, Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine (London), and a registered doctor with the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom. Her clinical and medical expertise is based on working at the Dubai Health Authority (Dubai- UAE) and at the Ministry of Health (Sharjah-UAE). She also holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare management from the Institute of Leadership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. Having medical, nonprofit and international expertise, Dr. Al Madhi strives to achieve excellence, sustainability, and attain results in the non-profit sector especially the non-profits working within health related matters and sectors.
MEMBERSHIPS & CONTRIBUTIONS
In addition, Dr. Al Madhi is an active member on a number of panels and boards including the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland UAE chapter Alumina board, the Breast Cancer awareness program committee (Sharjah, MOH), the National Committee for Cancer Control (NICC,MOH-UAE), the Clinical Research Ethical Committee (Sharjah- UAE), NCD national committee - UAE, Government accelerator - UAE, The Gulf Federation For Cancer Control scientific committee representing UAE and Executive Committee for the Middle East Partnership for Women’s Health, Cancer Control and Research, Steering committee member, Cancer Advocacy Leader’s Alliance in Middle East & Africa (CALAMEA), Faculty member of the Institute of Cancer Policy - UK, to name a few.
Dr. Al Madhi is also a renowned public speaker in many areas including the future of non- profit, CSR and sustainability, gender balance, women and leadership. Dr. Al Madhi also focuses on women’s health and consntantly highlighting this topic in her frequent educational lectures, workshops, and panel discussions.
ACADEMICS & RESEARCH
Venturing into the Academic and Research platform Dr. Al Madhi is currently a visiting lecturer on the topics of “Healthcare management”, “Public Health”, “International health policy” ,”Health education and promotion” , “Healthcare process” , “ Health care systems “and “Patients care” in one of the most prestigious academic institutes in UAE the Canadian University in Dubai.
Dr. Al Madhi with her forward thinking, problem solving, creative and results oriented approach can propel organizations towards achieving goals and supporting its multifaceted needs in the philanthropy sector.