Lubna Izziddin – The Founding Member and President of SANAD
A Jordanian and Lebanese native with over twenty-five years of experience in the social
development field, with a focus on child protection, youth development and palliative and
home hospice care.
Lubna’s experience throughout most of her career was in Youth Development, Participation
and Child Protection as she worked with and provided counsel for UN agencies and
International NGOs on their National strategies and policies, management and development
of programs. She also spent time on designing and facilitating technical workshops for
different local and international organizations and groups in different fields working for
vulnerable populations and communities, with special emphasis on programme evaluation
and impact assessment.
Lubna is the founding member and president of SANAD, the Home Hospice Organization of
Lebanon which was founded in 2010. In the past 10 years, she dedicated her life towards
the establishment and management of SANAD as a full-fledged and well-respected home
hospice organization which offers free of charge medical, social, psychological support for
terminally ill patients and their families, in the sanctuary and comfort of their own home.
She and the SANAD team managed to introduce this sensitive and unfamiliar field of
expertise in Lebanon as one of the very few Home Hospice Organizations in the Arab
Region. She also played a key role in mobilizing resources and raising awareness on the
rights of dying patients and their families to a dignified end of life, on the national and
Lubna has been asked to give many lectures and speeches about palliative care, including
but not limited to a TEDx talk in Beirut in 2014, and an inspirational speech to the graduates
of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB).