Nada Dugas holds a doctorate in pharmacy from Paris University. She started at P&G Paris 20 years ago in product development, and then moved to External Relations and handled Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Since 2006 Nada has run the P&G external relations work for both Pampers and Always products in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Nada worked on the Always Changing program for keeping girls in schools, and commissioned studies with UNICEF and Oxford University to prove the positive impact of the program on girls’ attendance at school.
Since January 2009, Nada has been focusing on the Baby Care ER work for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and handles the global Pampers/UNICEF vaccination campaign, which has provided over 200 million tetanus vaccines protecting over 45 million mums and their babies in 27 countries.
Nada was featured as one of the most successful Arab women in a book entitled Domains of Influence by Jacqueline Hassink; she has also been featured in the book Leading with Care: How Women Around the World Are Inspiring Businesses, Empowering Communities, and Creating Opportunity. Authored by Mary Cantando and commissioned by CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization, this book shares the inspirational stories of several women from the developed and developing world, along with their work to grow their communities and businesses.
August 09, 2011 / Gary Darmstadt, Nada Dugas
For 6 years, teams from Pampers, UNICEF and partners have been working together closely to fight a deadly disease – tetanus - that is relatively unknown to the developed world. This year, the fight was won in Uganda.
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