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Family Caregivers Unite!

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April 12th 2011:Family Caregiving in the Muslim Community

Sheikh Alaa the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA and Ahmed El-Zoeiby is a licensed pharmacist practicing in Canada. They talk about their work and their contacts with family caregivers in the Muslim community. They explain how Islamic values relate to family caregiving. sheikh Alaa highlights the challenges that he hears about from family caregivers, and describes the challenges that seem most difficult. Ahmed describes the challenges that family caregivers experience with medications for their family members and with healthcare generally. sheikh Alaa says ho

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Sheikh Alaa

Sheikh Alaa is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the Canadian Islamic Congress. He is tutor with AlKauthar and director of internal and external affairs for Mercy Mission world. During his youth in Egypt he was goalie for the Junior National Team. In the late 1970s, he moved to Canada, where he’s been Vice-President of Business Development for an international company. He’s a member of Canadian Council of Imams and of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Previously he was an Imam for Muslim Council of Calgary and its media spokesperson. He’s hosted Vision of Islam, a weekly television show in A
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Ahmed El-Zoeiby

Ahmed El-Zoeiby obtained his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 1994 from Cairo University, Egypt. He then worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Cairo, where he was also enrolled in graduate studies in Microbiology. In 1997, he won a scholarship from the Canadian International Development agency (CIDA) to complete a master’s degree in Microbiology in Laval University, in Québec. He continued his doctoral studies in the same field. After obtaining his PhD in December 2002, he moved to Toronto to work as a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Toronto. He then moved back to Cairo University to work as a Faculty member
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