Arnold Noyek

Ashoka Fellow
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fellow Since 2009


This profile was prepared when Arnold Noyek was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
For the past 30 years Dr. Arnold Noyek has identified health issues common to Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians, and fostered cross-border cooperation to build lasting solutions to high-priority health concerns. By building such bridges, he is contributing to the type of cooperation needed to underpin the viability of future peace agreements. Dr. Noyek has created a collaborative network of more than 2,000 students and professionals, created the first cross-border professional association in the Middle East, and led the Jordanian government to make early hearing deficiency detection a public policy—an approach that has been replicated by other health organizations in the Middle East.
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I'm working today, with my colleagues, on the same global projects and programs as we've done almost constantly for the past many years in demonstrating the unique global value of CISEPO. We are creating meaningful projects and programs of high-impact in the health sector for our partners abroad and the societies and cultures that they represent, through telehealth and through exchanges here in Canada and through CISEPO on the ground activities. We bring together universities and medical schools and schools for public health and elements of the public sector such as schools across the globe in health and public health. You can best understand what we do by looking at our CISEPO website What we do that is consistent with and elevates the Ashoka mission in that we have created a large cadre of changemakers in Canada and abroad and young health professionals who continue to grow the network and remain committed to the cause of building a better world through education and professional development within our social contract.

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