Mattar, Dr Maryam

Dr Maryam Matar is Director-General of the Community Development Authority (CDA), a newly launched Dubai government authority that takes responsibility for setting up and developing frameworks for social development. She is also the founder and Executive Director of two non-profit civil associations: UAE Down’s Syndrome Association and UAE Genetic Diseases Association. She has also initiated several national community outreach programs such as UAE Free of Thalassemia by 2012 and established a number of wellness centres. She was ranked the 83rd most powerful woman in the Arab world in 2012 by Arabian Business, and listed by Muslim Science as one of the top 20 Muslim female scientists.


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