Zainab Al-Eqabi

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Zainab Al-Eqabi
Born (1990-08-19) August 19, 1990 (age 28)
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
NationalityIraqi
Alma materUniversity of Sharjah
OccupationActivist, Medical Representative and Ambassador
Years active2011–present
TelevisionAl Sharqiya, Al Sumaria

Zainab Al-Eqabi has been working as a medical representative for the Gastro Line in Dubai for Abbott Laboratories since April 2014. Before moving to sales, she was assigned to the Regulatory Affairs Department in December 2013 for a global project regarding updating the patient insert leaflet for all Abbott products in the Gulf, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.[citation needed]

Al-Eqabi has above knee amputation in her left leg due to a bomb that exploded in Baghdad in 1997 followed by a medical mistake that led to the development of gangrene in her left leg and she uses an artificial leg.[1] She has participated as a speaker including Al-Amal 24th Camp for the Disabled in Sharjah, TEDxUniversity of Sharjah, TEDxBaghdad, AbilitiesMe 2015 Conference in Abu Dhabi, One Young World MENA Caucus – AUS and Arab Women Leadership and Business Summit 2015 in Dubai.[2]

In December 2014, Al-Eqabi was chosen to be Abbott's new Brand Identity Ambassador in the Gulf Region.[citation needed] In August 2015, she was chosen to be the first Arab Patient Ambassador for the global company Otto Bock along with German LimbTech Orthopaedic Technology Center.[citation needed]

Al-Eqabi earned her bachelor's degree in June.2013 from Pharmacy College – Sharjah University (UAE).[citation needed]

Al-Eqabi has been interviewed by Gulf News,[3] Khaleej Times,[4] and Sayidaty.[5] She has also been part of the media campaign of My Community, A city for everyone.[6][7].[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iraqi amputee tells her success story".
  2. ^ "TEDxBaghdad 2014th Speakers List".
  3. ^ Meet Zainab, the scuba diver with one leg
  4. ^ Dubai aims to be the most disabled-friendly city
  5. ^ http://www.sayidaty.net/node/373246/أسرة-ومجتمع/تحقيقات-الساعة/زينب-العقابي-عراقية-تسابق-الزمن-بساقٍ-واحدة An Iraqi whom races time with one leg
  6. ^ http://mycommunitydubai.com/media/319/DDFC%202500x713%20web%20banner2.jpg
  7. ^ http://mycommunitydubai.com
  8. ^ "Disabled & proud Zainab Al-Eqabi TEDxBaghdad 2015".