Dr. Jumana Odeh
- Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:05
Dr. Jumana Odeh has spent a lifetime in her native Palestine helping improve the health of the most vulnerable members of the Palestinian society: children with disabilities. Disabilities are often a taboo topic within this culture, yet through the efforts of Dr. Odeh this taboo is steadily dissipating. Odeh founded the Palestinian Happy Child Center (PHCC) (www.phcc-pal.org) in 1994 in impoverished Ramallah, where Palestinian children receive treatment for trauma and neurological disorders, as well as learning and developmental disabilities. The Center also endeavors to provide normalcy for children through unconditional support regardless of political and socioeconomic conditions.