NAAMA Foundation Board of Trustees

NAAMA Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Omar Lattouf, MD- Chair.  
  • Nadia Abunijmeh, MD, Vice Chair.
  • Nabil Khoury, MD, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Hassan Fehmi, MD, Member
  • Hareth Raddawi, MD, Member
  • Aziz Shaibani, MD, Member
  • Imad Shbeeb, MD, NAAMA President
  • Imad Sabbagh, DDS, NAAMA Vice President
  • Rouba Ali, MD, Past President
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NAAMA Foundation approved grants 2021

  1. Reserve Osmosis System at Amal Hospital in Gaza by ANERA. The money will pay for a system to provide potable water to the hospital in Gaza. Grant amount $16,500.
  2. Self-Learning Program in Syria by UNICEF. The program will benefit the Syrian kids inside of Syria and in the refugee camps. Grant amount $15,000.
  3. Taskforce for Better Health by NAAMA. Form a taskforce of decision-making parties in New York city (governmental, nonprofit, health/education Org…) to plan for preventing future health problems and ways to help the vulnerable communities. Grant amount $10,000.
  4. Gaza Emergency Medical Response, donation to ANERA to cover the expenses of shipping medical supplies from the US to Gaza. Grant Amount $10,000.
  5. Installation of Solar Panel Energy System at the Central Blood Bank Society in Gaza, a project of ANERA. Grant Amount $10,000.


We are very grateful for your donations to Al Aqsa Emergency Appeal. The campaign has exceeded its initial goal and reached $60,000 thanks to your compassion and spirit of philanthropy. The amount will be sent to Al Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, مستشفى المقاصد في القدس,

NAAMA Foundation donations

NAAMA is proud to announce the donation and shipment of 81 hemodialysis machines (80 Fresinius 2008T and 1 Fresinius 2008K dialysis machine) to Lebanon that were donated by Greenfield Health Systems. The total donation is worth approximately $243,000.  

NAAMA Foundation provided the packaging and shipping costs. Life for Relief and Development facilitated the shipment and export-related paperwork. The American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) received the machines. They are currently at the Lebanese American University Medical Center in Beirut.

NAAMA and NAAMA Foundation are grateful for our donors and supporters who have made this gift of life possible.

NAAMA appeal

NAAMA Beirut Emergency Appeal

NAAMA Beirut Emergency Appeal has exceeded its target goal. Thanks to our generous donors, NAAMA was able to send $120,000 to the Lebanese Red Cross to help alleviate some of the suffering caused by Beirut Port  explosion on August 4, 2020.

NAAMA Foundation dispursed GRANTS 2020

Grants dispersed to combat Coronavirus Impact in USA and the Arab World DURING 2020:

  1. A $5,000 grant to Questscope in Syria to help in their efforts to assist over two million internally displaced persons to secure, food, shelter and sanitation.
  2. A $10,000 grant to ANERA to support medical institutions’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gaza Strip.
  3. A $10,000 grant to ANERA to support a youth jobs program in Lebanon that is focused on the production of masks for use by Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese in vulnerable communities.
  4. A $20,000 grant to support merit and need-based scholarships for three Arab- American medical students and one Arab-American dental student, as part of NAAMA’s NextGen initiative.
  5. A $10,000 grant to the Arab-American Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) in Dearborn, Michigan to support 800 refugee families in Southeastern Michigan who have been impacted by the economic crisis. ACCESS is providing food support, help to find jobs, and other social services.
  6. A $10,000 grant to the Arab American Family Services (AAFS) in Illinois to support their project “AAFS COVID-19” aiming to offset the negative effect of the Coronavirus in the South Suburban Chicagoland area.
  7.  A $10,000 to support Amel Association International, a Lebanese organization that works in the refugee camps, to support their project “Amel’s Response to COVID-19: Screening Mobile Unit”.


NAAMA foundation activities


  • Iraqi Health Initiative, Iraq 1991
  • Wheelchairs for Diabetic Amputees, Egypt 1998
  • Clinical Laboratory at University of Balamand, Lebanon 2000
  • Burn Unit at Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem 2000
  • Emergency Room in Ramallah, West Bank 2000
  • ACCESS Health and Research Center, Dearborn, MI 2000
  • Burn unit at Rafidia Hospital, Nablus 2002
  • Children’s Cancer Project and Fellowship, Egypt 2003
  • Milk for Preschoolers (with ANERA), West Bank & Gaza 2003
  • Training of Syrian Medical Professionals (with PFP), 2003
  • Humanitarian Missions to the West Bank (with PFP), 2003 – 2007
  • Post War Trauma in Children, Lebanon 2004
  • Nutrition in Children Living in Refugee Camps, Lebanon 2004
  • Iraqi refugee health screening (with ACCESS), 2004
  • Katrina & Rita Aid, Houston 2005
  • Tsunami Relief, 2005
  • ACLS & PALS Certification Courses, West Bank, 2006
  • ACLS & PALS Certification Courses, Amman, Jordan 2006
  • Pakistan earthquake, 2006
  • Lebanese Red Cross Aid, 2006
  • Mother and Child Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon 2006
  • Ajialouna Dental Program, Lebanon 2006
  • Clinical Skills Simulation Lab, Schools of Medicine & Nursing, Aleppo, Syria 2007
  • National Diabetes Center (with JF, PFP) in Al Bierh, 2007
  • Gaza Medical Relief, 2009
  • Ambulances to the Syrian Red Crescent, 2011
  • Humanitarian Medical Missions to Syrian Refugee Camps, 2012 – 2017