Patricia Haddad

Patricia HaddadMs. Patricia Haddad started working in the field of Harm Reduction in 2008 following her completion of  a Master's Degree in Public Health from the American University of Beirut. She worked as the Assistant Knowledge Hub Manager for Soins Infirmiers et Developpement Communautaire (SIDC) for a period of two years (2008 - 2010), designated as one of the Knowledge Hubs of the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA).

In 2010, she was appointed Conference Support Officer for the International Harm Reduction Association's (IHRA) 22nd International Conference that took place in Beirut, Lebanon during April 2011. During this period, she worked closely with IHRA's team in London to oversee and support the organisation of the conference.

Following the success of the conference, she became recruited as a consultant to the Regional/Arab Network Against AIDS (RANAA) for a period of six months, during which she supported the network in ensuring smooth preparation and implementation of trainings, consultations, exchange visits, and other activities for civil society in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the year 2011-2012.

Throughout her employment with SIDC and RANAA, she performed data entry and analysis for the SIDC Outreach Programme, and participated in the planning and follow-up of some of its activities. She also participated in the process of preparation of the MENAHRA Multi-Country Proposal to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in Rounds 9 and 10. She became employed with MENAHRA when it received funding for its Round 10 proposal in December 2011.

She is now Programmes Coordinator of MENAHRA in Beirut, which is dedicated to strengthening the role of civil society organisations in harm reduction in the MENA. She is involved in grant management and the oversight of activities of the GFATM portfolio, among others.

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