Khaled A. R. Al Habaybi, RN, MSHA

Khaled A. R. Al Habaybia is a nurse manager in the Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology Unit at the Tawam Hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to this role, Al Habaybia graduated from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan before going on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Atlanta in the United States. 

He actively participates in many hemophilia focused groups, taking on the role of Nurses Committee Member for the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), and General Secretary and Hemophilia Nurse at the United Arab Emirates Hemophilia Group. Al Habaybia is also the chairperson for the Nursing Care Working Group initiated by the Pediatric Oncology Eastern Mediterranean (POEM) Group, which aims to continuously improve pediatric oncology care, research, training and advocacy in the eastern and Mediterranean region by means of integrated teamwork, and in particular the nursing working group project is building p oncology nurses education capacity for low- and-middle income countries.

Al Habaybia’s interest in joining the Master's in Global Child Health program at St. Jude arises from his deep concern for the well-being of children worldwide. His personal experiences, coupled with a passion for social justice and a commitment to making a meaningful difference, drive him to acquire the necessary expertise and contribute significantly to improving child health outcomes globally.

Al Habaybia’s deep participation in national and international education is evidenced by his active engagement in various educational projects, advocacy efforts and knowledge-sharing platforms. His commitment to empowering individuals through education and his belief in the importance of inclusive and equitable learning opportunities drive him to actively contribute to educational initiatives and work towards positive change in the field of education, both at home and on a global scale.

Al Habaybia’s exceptional dedication and contributions have earned him recognition and awards including the Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award for Outstanding Nurse (2013-2014), the My Child Matters International Award for Paediatric Oncology Nurse (2015-2016), recognition as one out of the 1,000 Best Nurses of SEHA 2018, Tawam Hospital Top Star 2019, and best nursing poster at SIOP-Abu Dhabi (2019). 

Hometown: Abu Dhabi, UAE