Rasha Kaloti

By Rasha Kaloti

Rasha Kaloti

Rasha Kaloti, (she/her/hers; based in Jerusalem, Palestine) is a research associate at the Global Health Institute (GHI) – American University of Beirut (AUB). She holds an MSc degree in Global Health and Development from University College London (UCL). She has worked on developing public health programs in the United Kingdom and in her home country of Palestine with multiple non-governmental organisations, such as Doctors of the World, World Health Organisation and Medical Aid for Palestinians. She is now working as a research consultant with multiple academic institutions in the Arab region, and as a health policy adviser with Impact International for Human Rights Policies. She is also the founder of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Health Project, a project which analyses and shares the latest public health evidence from the region. Rasha is also passionate about writing and advocacy, and has a particular interest in the intersection between conflict, migration and health. She believes in the importance of evidence-based and needs-based public health solutions that emphasise the underlying political and social determinants of health. 

Blogs by Rasha Kaloti

An overview of the main socio-political determinants of health, based on Sumood's coverage of various health areas from conflict settings in the Arab region

How do migrants with disabilities access healthcare services in Lebanon? what are the main barriers and possible solutions?

An overview of the situation of Bedouins in Palestine, and how political determinants play a crucial role in determining their access to healthcare.

A conversation with Milena Ansari, the International Advocacy Officer at Addameer Association, discussing the issue of medical negligence towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.

A conversation with Dr Akihiro Seita, the director of health at UNRWA, discussing the situation of Palestinian refugees in Jordan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A story of a Gender-based Violence (GBV) survivor from Palestine, how she was supported, and was able to shift her life path

A conversation with Diana Rayes, a PhD student in international health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg of Public Health, to discuss mental health of health workers in Syria.

What’s it like to be a child living in the world’s biggest open-air prison? And how would it affect your mental health?

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