• Home
  • |
  • Blog
  • |
  • 1017:Hatim Kanaaneh, author of “Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee,”

CREATE A BRAND OF Y.O.U.R.S

Hatim Kanaaneh-

Hatim Kanaaneh, author of “Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee,” was born in the Palestinian village of Arrabeh at the height of the Palestinians’ first nationwide intifada (the 1936-39 uprising against the British). He left Arrabeh in 1960 to study in the United States, earning degrees in medicine and public health from Harvard University. After returning home, he assumed the responsibility of sub-district physician heading the region’s governmental health office, while continuing to reside in his ancestral village. As the first and only resident physician in a rural area of more than 50,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel, he has been forced to double up as their medical caregiver, operating a solo GP practice during evening hours.

 

Hatim’s attempts to make a significant contribution to his community’s health and wellbeing met with neglect and refusal from Israel’s central authority. He worked with colleagues to establish a non-governmental organization, The Galilee Society for Health Research and Services, and to lead its efforts as one of the first NGOs in the Palestinian community in Israel. This activity put him in direct opposition to his employers, leading to his forced departure from the Ministry of Health. The Galilee Society later spawned other major Arab NGOs in Israel, including Adalah and Ittijah. It continues to contribute significantly to addressing the special health issues of its target population to this day. Hatim’s civil society efforts are documented in his previous book, “A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Israel” (Pluto Press, 2008). He blogs at “A Doctor in Galilee.”

Listen another #12minconvo

Related Posts

858:Chris Puckett believes you’re mistakes don’t define you

858:Chris Puckett believes you’re mistakes don’t define you

Rafael Carreras is the Managing Director at Goslyn Environmental Systems /Ep2798

Rafael Carreras is the Managing Director at Goslyn Environmental Systems /Ep2798

Tracey Maxfield, Peer Support Specialist, Author, Speaker, MH/Anti-Bullying Advocate, Educator RN., BSN., CDP., GNC(c)., DDS /Ep2168

Tracey Maxfield, Peer Support Specialist, Author, Speaker, MH/Anti-Bullying Advocate, Educator RN., BSN., CDP., GNC(c)., DDS /Ep2168

Meghann Conter is a marketing expert and champion of connection /Ep2205

Meghann Conter is a marketing expert and champion of connection /Ep2205

1371:James Stephan-Usypchuk, a Montreal native, is the CEO and founder of the digital marketing agency JSU Solutions

1371:James Stephan-Usypchuk, a Montreal native, is the CEO and founder of the digital marketing agency JSU Solutions

Brenda Walton, Women’s Empowerment Coach, international best-selling author and creator of the W.O.R.T.H.Y. program /Ep2167

Brenda Walton, Women’s Empowerment Coach, international best-selling author and creator of the W.O.R.T.H.Y. program /Ep2167

Dana Pharant knows ALL about standing out and being unique /Ep2435

Dana Pharant knows ALL about standing out and being unique /Ep2435

531: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Nicole Swiner

531: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Nicole Swiner

1209:Rocky Lalvani-Creating an Abundant Life through Financial Freedom.

1209:Rocky Lalvani-Creating an Abundant Life through Financial Freedom.

43: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Vit Singh

43: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Vit Singh

1817:Judith Morgan is an Entrepreneur through and through, Writer, Blogger and Podcaster.

1817:Judith Morgan is an Entrepreneur through and through, Writer, Blogger and Podcaster.

581: Twelve Minute Convos w/ James Farrelly

581: Twelve Minute Convos w/ James Farrelly

Engel Jones

I am a podcaster who has now had over 2900 recorded podcast conversations, plus 349 live interviews in 12 weeks, while driving through the 48 states of the US plus the eastern and western side of Canada.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}