Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

H.R.H. Princess Sarah Zeid

Princess Sarah is an advocate for women’s, newborn, child and adolescent health and wellbeing in humanitarian and fragile settings.

As UNHCR Patron for Maternal & Newborn Health, Special Advisor to WFP on Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, and Co-Chair of the Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings Initiative, Princess Sarah supports efforts to reduce maternal, child and newborn mortality and morbidity in populations affected by violence and conflict, and champions the health, wellbeing, empowerment and contribution of girls and women in fragile and humanitarian settings. She is supported by and partners with the Women Deliver Humanitarian Advocacy Initiative.

Princess Sarah led Every Woman Every Child Everywhere (Everywhere), an unprecedented global multi-stakeholder movement to integrate humanitarian and fragile settings in the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, a roadmap adopted by the World Health Assembly to end all preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents by 2030.

Princess Sarah is a member of the Advisory Board for the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch; a member of UNHCR’s Advisory Group on Gender, Forced Displacement and Protection; a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health Advisory Committee: and, the Towards Global Learning Goals Advisory Board.

She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.