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Fathi Arafat
Jerusalem, Palestine
 (1933-2004)
Fathi Arafat - Born in 1933; studied Medicine at Cairo University, 1950-57; President of Palestine General Union of Physicians and Pharmacists since 1968.
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Fathi Arafat

Born in 1933; brother of Yasser Arafat; studied Medicine at Cairo University, 1950-57; practiced as pediatrician in Cairo hospitals, then in Kuwait (from 1962) and Jordan (from 1967);

Became a member of the PNC in 1967; President of Palestine General Union of Physicians and Pharmacists since 1968; Vice-Pres. of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) since 1968 and Pres. since 1978;

In 1972, Honorary Secretary of the Executive Board of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health; in 1982, elected Vice-President, Council of Ministers of Public Health of the Non-Aligned Countries; since 1982 Chief Delegate for Palestine to the World Health Organization in Geneva;

Since 1992 President of the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (formerly Palestine Academy for Scientific Research), and Pres. of the Palestine Higher Health Council;

Died in Cairo on 1 December 2004.

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