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Rola is a doctor, humanitarian and human-rights campaigner saving children’s lives on the frontlines of conflict zones. She has helped build 7 hospitals in Syria, including the first ever crowdfunded hospital, together reaching over 3 million people. She is the founder and CEO of CanDo and the first Syrian TED Fellow.

She advocates for the cessation of targeting of children, healthcare workers and civilians in war zones, protecting the sanctity of healthcare and for locally-led, globally-supported humanitarian delivery. She has shared global stages with presidents, celebrities and grassroots activists and her work has featured in most media from the New York Times to The Daily Show including two BBC documentaries – mostly recently Syria’s Schools Under Attack earlier this year.

Join us to hear more about Rola’s work and the targeting of health care workers from a gendered perspective.