Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

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Princess Dina Mired of Jordan
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan.png
BornDina Mohammad Khalifeh
SpousePrince Mired bin Ra'ad (m. 1992)
IssuePrincess Shirin
Prince Rakan
Prince Jafar
HouseHashemite

Princess Dina Mired of Jordan (born Dina Mohammad Khalifeh) is a leading global advocate for Cancer Control and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). She is the President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and the first Arab Muslim to have been elected to lead in such as prestigious global post. Princess Dina is the former Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation.

In September 2011, she was elected to deliver the keynote speech on behalf of all civil society at the opening of the United Nation’s General Assembly first ever high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).[1]

Also, in September of 2018, Princess Dina was chosen again to speak at the third high level meeting on NCDs as “Eminent Champion of the fight against Non-communicable diseases” on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s).[2]

Education[edit]

Princess Dina was educated at the National Orthodox School in Amman, after which she continued her education in England at the Westonbirt School for Girls in Gloucestershire where she completed her O and A Level certificates. Princess Dina holds a BSc in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Warwick University, England (1985-1988) and MSc from Reading University, England (1991).

Career[edit]

President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) (October 2018 – 2020)[3][4][5]

Princess Dina was elected as President of the Union International for Cancer Control (UICC-) in 2018 - the largest global cancer fighting organization. Testament to her outstanding leadership, she was the first Arab to have been elected in such a prestigious global post. Before that she served as President Elect between 2016 – 2018.

Prior to her presidency at UICC, Princess Dina served as:

  • Member of the Presidential Advisory Panel of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • Ambassador of the UICC World Cancer Declaration Ambassadors Program


King Hussein Cancer Foundation (2002-June 2016)

Princess Dina established all the core work, structure and function of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and led the organization from 2002 till June 2016.[6] Princess Dina transformed the non-profit into the most successful grass root fundraiser for all cancer control efforts in Jordan and positioned it into an internationally known brand and leader in development, advocacy, public awareness on early detection and prevention, cancer coverage, and patient support. KHCF became a role model not only in Jordan but also in the global movement for people affected by cancer.[7][8][9][10][11]

Local Advocacy for Cancer Control

Princess Dina is a leading national and global figure in advocacy work on behalf of cancer patients and their families.[12]

Princess Dina served as the Honorary Chairperson of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) 2006-2016. To date, JBCP remains the most successful national early detection and screening program saving the lives of thousands of women. [13][14][15][16]

Princess Dina is a fierce advocate in the fight against tobacco, both in Jordan and globally.[17][18][19][20][21]


Global Advocacy for Cancer Control

  • Globally, Princess Dina is a well-known and respected advocate for Cancer Control and Non-Communicable Diseases.
  • In September 2011, Princess Dina was elected to deliver the keynote speech[1][22] on behalf of all civil society at the opening of the United Nation’s General Assembly 1st ever high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 
  • In September of 2018, Princess Dina was chosen again to speak at the third high level meeting on NCDs as “Eminent Champion of the fight against Non-communicable diseases” on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s).[2][23]


High-profile international roles:

  • Global Ambassador for Tobacco Free Portfolios (current)[24]
  • Honorary Member of the Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control in Italy (Current)[15]
  • Honorary President of Harvard University Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Control and Care in the Developing World (2009-2013)[25][26]
  • Ambassador for the Global Smoke-free Worksite Challenge[27]
  • Member of the advisory board of NCD child[28]

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • 2018:  Awarded the prestigious “Arab Woman Award 2018 for her “Achievements in Global Leadership in Cancer Control” by London Arabia organization that honors and recognizes Arab women who have made a noteworthy impact in different areas on not only the lives of everyone in their community but also around the globe.[29][30]
  • 2018 Conferred the title of “Honorary Doctor” by the prestigious Medical University of Asuncion-Paraguay, in recognition of her global efforts in the fight against cancer.[31]
  • 2017:  Awarded the “Female of the year 2017- Golden Award for Excellence” by the “Arab Women Council”, in recognition of her outstanding efforts in the field of social responsibility in the Arab World.[32]
  • 2016 Conferred the title of “Honorary Doctor” by the prestigious Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU) in Armenia, in recognition of her global efforts in the fight against cancer.[33][34]
  • 2016: Chosen for Susan G Komen’s first ever More than Pink list of those who have made significant impact in the fight to end breast cancer.[35][36]
  • 2016 Oct to be awarded the “Personality of the 2016 in the fight against breast cancer” by Zahra Breast Cancer Association of Saudi Arabia.[14]
  • 2015 Recipient of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) medal of Honor in recognition of your outstanding leadership and advocacy for cancer control worldwide.[37]

Publications[edit]

  • “The Challenges Of Providing Access To Cancer Care: Jordan, A Success Story From The Heart Of The Developing World”. Cancer Control- Cancer Care in emerging health systems, 2013.[38]
  • “Why Are We So Meek in Demanding Treatment for Non-Communicable Disease?”. Huffington Post, 2012.[39]
  • “Paying a Heavy Price”. Deloitte ME , ME POV issue 3.2010.[40]
  • Expansion of cancer care and control in countries of low and middle income: a call to action, The Lancet, Volume 376, No. 9747, p1186–1193, 2 October 2010.[41]
  • “World no tobacco day…where are we now? Reflections through the smoke screen”. Global Bridges Blog,  2014.[42][43]
  • “Fighting the other cancer…the cancer of shame”, Ammon news , July 2013.[44]

Personal life[edit]

Princess Dina married Prince Mired bin Ra'ad, the son of Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid and Princess Majda Ra'ad.[45] They have three children: Princess Shirin bint Mired, Prince Rakan bin Mired and Prince Jafar bin Mired.

As a mother of a cancer survivor, this inspired her work in cancer research, control and prevention.

Princess Dina played basketball throughout her schooling and university life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Keynote speech at the United Nation's General Assembly opening the first high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)".
  2. ^ a b "Princess Dina Mired Keynote Speech at UN High Level Meeting on NCDs 2018".
  3. ^ "Union International for Cancer Control (UICC) Board".
  4. ^ "Union International for Cancer Control (UICC) President 2018-2020".
  5. ^ "Union for International Cancer Control - HRH Princess Dina Mired Bio" (PDF).
  6. ^ "King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) Press Kit".
  7. ^ "IAEA chief visits King Hussein Cancer Centre".
  8. ^ "The World Health Organization of Jordan supports the King Hussein Cancer Foundation's Iraqi Goodwill Fund".
  9. ^ "King Hussein Cancer Foundation enables cutting-edge cancer treatment for all patients".
  10. ^ "The Jordan Times | Princess Dina resigns as director of cancer foundation".
  11. ^ "Breast cancer in the developing world: meeting the unforeseen challenge to women, health and equity | An international meeting organized by the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital | Boston, 3-5 November, 2009".
  12. ^ "Princess Dina Mired of Jordan: 'There is no time to waste' in fight against cancer".
  13. ^ "A Bottom-Up Model for Strengthening Breast Cancer Early Detection Services in Jordan" (PDF).
  14. ^ a b "The Jordan Times | Princess Dina honoured for cancer activism".
  15. ^ a b "World Economic Forum | HRH Princess Dina Mired profile".
  16. ^ "The Jordan Times | Breast Cancer Programme encourages early testing".
  17. ^ "Middle East Eye | Princess Dina Mired of Jordan: 'There is no time to waste' in fight against cancer".
  18. ^ "The Jordan Times | Tobacco, argileh to kill 1 billion people in 21st century — Princess Dina".
  19. ^ "HRH Princess Dina Mirad speaking to reporters at a press conference on the status of world cancer control | Malaysia".
  20. ^ "International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan chairs the opening session and a panel discussion on why young people are still targeted by the tobacco industry".
  21. ^ "International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | HRH Princess Dina Mired, Dr Margaret Chan, Michael R Bloomberg to Address World Conference on Tobacco or Health".
  22. ^ "UN High Level Meeting on NCDs | HRH Princess Dina Mired – Opening Remarks" (PDF).
  23. ^ "Key note speech by HRH Princess Dina Mired: Eminent Champion of NCDs, President Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control" (PDF).
  24. ^ "Tobacco-Free Program".
  25. ^ "Harvard University Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Control and Care in the Developing World" (PDF).
  26. ^ "Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in the Developing World" (PDF).
  27. ^ "World Conference on Tobacco Or Health".
  28. ^ "NCD child".
  29. ^ "Arab Woman of the Year Award".
  30. ^ "2018 Arab Women of the Year Award winners announced".
  31. ^ "HRH Princess Dina Mired conferred the title of "Honorary Doctor" by the prestigious Medical University of Asuncion-Paraguay".
  32. ^ "The Jordan Times | Princess Dina named as 'Woman of the Year 2017'".
  33. ^ "The Jordan Times | Princess Dina awarded honourary doctorate by Armenian university".
  34. ^ "Princess of Jordan Dina Mired awarded title of YSMU honorary doctor".
  35. ^ "More than Pink list".
  36. ^ "Susan G Komen's More than Pink movement".
  37. ^ "International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) | Medals of honour".
  38. ^ ""The Challenges Of Providing Access To Cancer Care: Jordan, A Success Story From The Heart Of The Developing World". Cancer Control- Cancer Care in emerging health systems, 2013" (PDF).
  39. ^ ""Why Are We So Meek in Demanding Treatment for Non-Communicable Disease?". Huffington Post, 2012".
  40. ^ ""Paying a Heavy Price". Deloitte ME , ME POV issue 3.2010".
  41. ^ "Expansion of cancer care and control in countries of low and middle income: a call to action, The Lancet, Volume 376, No. 9747, p1186–1193, 2 October 2010".
  42. ^ "World No Tobacco Day… Where are we now? Reflections through the smoke screen".
  43. ^ "The Jordan Times | Reflections through the smoke screen".
  44. ^ ""Fighting the other cancer…the cancer of shame", Ammon news , July 2013".
  45. ^ "Princess Dina Mired of Jordan: 'There is no time to waste' in fight against cancer". Middle East Eye.