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Rola pioneers a new vision for humanitarian aid delivery in war-zones. She is an award-winning consultant anaesthetist, humanitarian, human rights advocate and social entrepreneur. Working with various Syrian-led NGOs, she played an integral part in building 7 hospitals in Syria including the first ever crowdfunded hospital . Rola is the founder and CEO of CanDo, a not-for-profit social enterprise pioneering a fresh locally-led approach to humanitarian action, enabling local medics and aid workers to provide life-saving health services to their war devastated communities. Rola is regarded as a global thought leader, advocating for the cessation of targeting of civilians in war zones, the protection of medical neutrality and localisation of aid. Rola is the first Syrian TED Fellow.