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Princess Muna of Jordan Becomes Global Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Disease International

Alzheimer’s Disease International has announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan has become an Honorary Ambassador.

HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein is an internationally renowned figure in global health and is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) patron of nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean region and an honorary adviser for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Development in Jordan.

On the appointment, HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein said: “I am delighted to have been appointed an Honorary Ambassador of ADI. Dementia is a condition which affects millions globally, with particularly high numbers forecast for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In my capacity as Honorary Ambassador, I look forward to raising awareness of dementia, as we work towards improving the lives of all of those living with the condition, their carers and families.”

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein is the fourth global Ambassador to join ADI, alongside Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Sofia of Spain and Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, former President of Costa Rica.

On the appointment, ADI CEO Paola Barbarino said: “We are delighted and honoured that Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein has accepted our invitation to become an Ambassador of ADI. Her Royal Highness’ outstanding work in global health and nursing will be critical for raising awareness about the condition, which is expected to affect over 13.8 million people by 2050 in the MENA region.”

Founder and President of Al Oun for Alzheimer’s Patients Care Association Jordan, Hamza Nouri said: “On behalf of Al Oun for Alzheimer’s Patients Care Association and the Middle East, we are honoured to work alongside HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein in dementia care and welcome the news of HRH becoming the Honorary Ambassador to Alzheimer’s Disease International. Her Royal Highness’s passion and commitment to improving the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers is an inspiration to us all. We are confident that, together, we can make a real difference in the fight against this condition.”

Dementia currently affects 55 million people globally, a figure set to increase to 139 million by 2050. Within the Middle East and North Africa, data from the WHO shows that dementia currently affects around 3 million people, a number predicted to increase by 367 percent to over 13.8 million cases by 2050. The figures for Jordan are equally concerning with over 37,000 people living with the condition, a number set to increase by over 500% to over 232,000 by 2050.

 

 
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