The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA), founded in 1975, is proud to be the largest all-inclusive international organization of Arab American physicians and medical students based in the United States. NAAMA supports UNICEF’s work to align resources and activations on behalf of children.

Through educational and philanthropic activities, NAAMA’s mission is to promote the professional development and cultural identity of healthcare professionals with roots or affinity to the Arab World.

Currently, NAAMA’s 4,000+ active members work to unite the voices of Arab American healthcare professionals and to raise awareness on health and emergency needs in the Middle East region.

Through the partnership with UNICEF USA, NAAMA members continue to take critical action, raise awareness and fundraise for the protection and empowerment of the most vulnerable children within the region.

Recent Projects:

  •  Since 2016, NAAMA has worked with the Center for Arab  American Philanthropy (CAAP) to raise funds for UNICEF’s programs in Syria through NAAMA NextGen’s annual event, “Keys for Kids.”
  • In September 2020, NAAMA NextGen launched a campaign, Students for Yemen, with UNICEF USA that raised ~$20,000 towards UNICEF’s youth program in Yemen.
  • In October 2020, Michael Nyenhuis, the CEO and President of UNICEF USA, spoke at NAAMA’s Annual Convention showcasing UNICEF’s work in Syria and Yemen.
  • In January 2021, NAAMA raised $64,000 in the Keys for Kids virtual event.
  • Most recently, UNICEF USA and NAAMA formalized a partnership to fundraise $100K towards UNICEF’s Emergency Self Learning program as well as in other UNICEF programs in the MENA region.

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