Ghassan Issa, MD, is a Lebanese pediatrician, graduate of the American University of Beirut Medical center in 1980. He is the co-founder and the General Coordinator of an Arab regional non-governmental organization, The Arab Resource Collective (ARC)
that was established in 1988 for better childhood, health for all and community development in the Arab region.
Dr. Issa is the director of the Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD)
, member of the East Mediterranean Regional Certification Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication (RCC-EMR), and the Senior Advisor of the National Strategy for Early Childhood Development for the Lebanese Higher Council of Childhood (HCC-Leb). He is a member of the board of the International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA), a member of the Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum and served as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development of the International Pediatrics Association (IPA). Dr. Issa has also served in the Pediatrics department of the Lebanese University faculty of medicine, board of the Lebanese Pediatrics Society, and the Continuous Medical Education committee of the Lebanese Syndicate of Physicians.