Dan Shanit

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Following his last post of 14 years as Deputy Director General and Director of Medicine, Healthcare and Biotechnology of the Peres Center for Peace, Tel Aviv, - Dan maintains his interest as social and medical entrepreneur. Undertaking his role  as Chairman of the Israeli registered NGO the Rozana dedicated he supports the development of Palestinian health infrastructure in partnership with Israeli medical institutions. He also serves  as consultant to two other NGOs in Europe and the US. Dan is also a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisors of the Rotary Foundation.

Guided  by the idea of harnessing medicine in the service of peace, Dan has initiated and developed a comprehensive strategy that combines humanitarian efforts and infrastructural development as part of a peace-building initiative. In partnership with prominent Palestinian physicians, directors of hospitals and other champions of healthcare – and supported mainly by European Governments, local governments and foundations, the US State Department and American foundations– the Medicine & Healthcare Department of the Peres Center, under his leadership, offered  vital humanitarian assistance through the “Saving Children” initiative. In parallel, the Department was  extensively involved in the building of capacities of the Palestinian medical system, including the training of Palestinian medical personnel and the development of independent Palestinian medical institutions.

Some of Dan’s previous positions include: Founding Chairman, Israel Center for Telemedicine and Telecare, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel; Director of Cardiovascular Research, Edgware General Hospital, London, U.K.; Director of Research & Development and Managing Director of a number of corporations in the UK.