Noor Jaber is a public health researcher and practitioner with 8 years of experience working in sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health and disaster management in the MENA region.
Noor Jaber is a public health researcher and practitioner with 8 years of experience working in sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health and disaster management in the MENA region. Throughout her career she was involved in developing regional and national public health strategies, planning, and implementing social and behavioral change communication interventions, and conducting monitoring and evaluation research projects. Noor took her passion for Sexual and reproductive wellbeing to another level when she founded NAWAT Health, a safe and secure digital platform that offers Arab women anonymous access to evidence based knowledge and courses and online consultation services across different sexual and reproductive health topics all in Arabic. Noor holds a master’s degree in public health, concentrating in Health Promotion and community health form the American University of Beirut. She currently resides between Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Beirut, Lebanon.
Noor proposes an online course service in their NAWAT Health Platform for Women in the MENA region.
Access to Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) education & resources for women in the MENA region is limited, particularly in conservative communities. The two major barriers that women report to accessing SRHR information & services are language and cultural norms. Other barriers include stigma & shame associated with accessing physical SRHR services (ex, at a clinic), physical barriers (ex, cost and travel time/distance), & lack of information & advice online in Arabic. The NAWAT Health platform (web interface and app) overcomes these SRHR barriers given it offers confidential, secure, and east digital access to education and services. The topic of the course is to be chosen based on the needs identified by our target population. The platform will target Arab women aged 18-45 looking for information on topics relevant across the life-course of a woman, ranging from menstruation to menopause including sex and pleasure.