Ihab Naser
Manager of ECNAD Project

Dr. Ihab Naser is assistant Prof. holding PhD in nutrition and who has obtained his doctorate in 2013 from Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia). Dr. Ihab has he joined the Al Azhar University – Gaza (AUG) in the year 2015 and currently working as Head of Clinical Nutrition Department and he is lecturer at the master program of Clinical Nutrition at AUG. Dr. Ihab was former Director of Food analysis Laboratories at the ministry of National Economy and he has very long experience in food analysis, food safety and food standards and quality. He was a member of Palestinian Standardization Institute (PSI) and Food irradiation committee in Palestine. During his work in food analysis he participated effectively in writing the food analysis manual and other training materials.

He has been supervising master student in master program of Clinical Nutrition (10 master) and also he supervised PhD student in nutrition. He published 18 publications most of these publications were indexed in scopus journals. During his work in the ministry of National Economy he was able to get fund for the development of the food analysis laboratories from different donors. He has a good experience in writing proposals and fund raising.

This year he was winner of the Palestinian American Research Council (PARC) grant for his project about the association between functional vitamin B12 deficiency and Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN). Recently he published an important article in Nutrients Impact Factor 4.2 about the importance of Mg supplementation for newly diagnosed type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

His research interests are about vitamins and minerals deficiencies, maternal and pediatric nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Ihab also a member of editorial board in various nutrition and food journals and he is a reviewer for many nutrition journals.

He is also participating in community fork regarding nutrition awareness through public speaking and Tv and radio interviews.

Sulaiman Hamada
Coordinator, administrator

A Professional Mechatronics Engineer graduated in 2015 from Al-Azhar University Gaza. I having solid more than 8 years' experience in different fields as engineer & youth activist while being in the university in different civil society and private sector organizations in the field of coordination, management, administration, training. Now I am Project Coordinator of ECNAD Project at Al-Azhar University - Gaza

Mohammed Ellulu
Researcher and Teacher

Mohammed Ellulu has finished the Ph.D. of clinical nutrition from the University of Putra Malaysia. He has worked in academic fields since 2011. Now, he is assistant professor in Al-Azhar University of Gaza.

He is participated in number of national and international conferences, and put his name in reputed journals. The points of interest are Clinical Nutrition Manual, Food Frequency Questionnaire, Therapeutic Nutrition, peer-to-peer training, and technical consultation. 

Ahmed Najim
Academic Staff Member, Medical Expert, and Researcher.

Dr. Ahmed Najim is an assistant Prof. holding a Ph.D. in Community Health Nursing and has obtained his doctorate in 2011 from Cairo University (Egypt). Dr. Ahmed has joined Al Azhar University – Gaza (AUG) in the year 2014 and currently working as head of the nursing department and he is a lecturer at the master's program of nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Al Quds University and radiology imaging at AUG.

Dr. Ahmed was holding many positions at the Palestinian ministry of health as vice dean of Palestine college of nursing and director of the Palestine college of nursing – Gaza branch and he has very long experience in nursing education and public health as well. He has been supervising a master's student in the master's program of nursing and medical imaging (12 masters). and also, he was an external examiner for many master students in nursing, clinical nutrition, public health, and nursing. He published 16 publications most of these publications were indexed in Scopus journals. He had been a Consultant for Conducting Baseline & post-intervention evaluation study for the project of improving the health and rehabilitation care, nutritional situation for children in Gaza (Save the Children-UK) -2012.

Dr. Ahmed also a member of the editorial board in various nursing and public health journals and he is a reviewer for many nursing journals. He is also the head of the organizing committee of the proposed second international conference at the Faculty of applied medical sciences (ICAMS II, 2020), Al Azhar University, Nov. 2020.

Dr. Ahmed now is one of the academic staff members of the Enhancement of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Project in Palestine (ECNAD) which is one of the Erasmus+ - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education and Coordinated by Al Azhar University- Gaza (Palestine) Duration from Jan.2020 to Jan.2023.

Reenal Zourob
Technical Assistant

A clinical nutritionist graduated in 2019 from Al-Azhar University -Gaza in 2019, worked as teaching assistant and clinical instructor at AUG. She participated in international conference.