HRH Princess Dina Mired has led the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) in Jordan as Director General since 2002. As a mother of a cancer survivor, she knows firsthand the challenges cancer brings to patients and their families. In her capacity as director, she founded and developed the “Fundraising and Development” Department of the Foundation making it now one of the best fundraising institutions in Jordan. KHCF has succeeded in enlisting every segment of society in the fight against cancer and is now the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against cancer in Jordan. Princess Dina also has restructured and expanded KHCF’s Health Care Program for cancer coverage, now known as Cancer Care.
Born Dina Mohammad Khalifeh, Princess Dina married HRH Prince Mired Bin Raad in 1992 and is the proud mother of three children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and financial analysis from Warwick University and a master’s degree in international banking and financial Services from Reading University; both in the United Kingdom.
As one of the leading figures advocating early detection and screening of breast cancer for women in Jordan, Princess Dina is the honorary chairperson of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program.
Internationally, Princess Dina is an honorary co-president of Harvard University Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Control and Care in the Developing World. She is on the Presidential Advisory Panel of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and is an Ambassador of the UICC World Cancer Declaration Ambassadors Program. Princess Dina is a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative and an honorary member of the Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control in Italy.
In September 2011, HRH delivered the keynote speech on behalf of all civil society (social, civic and voluntary organizations) at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases.