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Shoroq Abu Hamad

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) program, Palestine

Shoroq Abu Hamad

Shoroq Abu Hamad, B.Sc. Pharmacy, MPH Epidemiology
Qualitative researcher, Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) program, Palestine

I have finished B.Sc. in Pharmacy from Al-Azhar University and I have finished my Master degree of Public Health-Epidemiology from Al-Quds University, Palestine. Currently, I am studying at PhD program in Epidemiology- Public Health, at Alexandria University, Egypt. I am working as Qualitative researcher at Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) program. Working in Qualitative and Quantitative research in GAGE program provided me a broad insight about Adolescents Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Palestine, in addition to further insights about other countries such as Jordan, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Moreover, I worked in many international research programs on the SRH services such as evaluation of family planning and postnatal services.

Interestingly, the 2020 GFMER course provided me a unique opportunity to deep-dive and gain advanced knowledge about the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in order to build up my professional capacity


  • Bassam Abu Hamad, Sarah Baird, Nicola Jones, Agnieszka Małachowska, Erin Oakley with Kifah Banioweda, Riyad Diab, Shoroq Abu Hamad, Eman Abu Hamra, Ahmed Qandeel and Nadeen Al-Redaisy. “Living with the Covid-19 pandemic: adolescent experiences in the State of Palestine”- ODI, GAGE, August 2021.
  • N. Jones, S. Guglielmi, A. Małachowska, B. Abu Hamad, W. Yadete with S. A. Hamad, E. Abu Hamra, F. Alam, S. Alheiwidi, T. Alabbadi, N. Al-Redaisy, W. Amaireh, T. Amdeselassie, K. Banioweda, R. Diab, Y. Gebeyehu, K. Gezahegne, A. Iyasu, A. Qandeel, M. Sultan, K. Tilahun and F. Workneh “Some got married, others don’t want to attend school as they are involved in income-generation’: Adolescent experiences following covid-19 lockdowns in low- and middle-income countries” - ODI, GAGE, April 2021.
  • Shoroq Hamad, Eman Abu Hamra, Riyad Diab, Bassam Abu Hamad, Nicola Jones and Agnieszka Małachowska: “Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on adolescents in the Gaza Strip”- ODI, GAGE, June 2020.
  • Shoroq Hamad & Khitam Abu Hamad: “Determinants of overweight and obesity among university students in the Gaza Strip”, Health in All Strategies Conference, Alexandria-Egypt, poster presentation, March 2019.