About Us

Early life nutrition network (ELNN) Middle East is a collaborative forum between top expert leaders in the Pediatric field within the Middle East whose aim is to reveal the importance of nutrition during the first 1000 Days and highlight its profound impact on long-term health of infants in the Middle East in particular and beyond in general.

Meet the ELNN Middle East


  • Muath Abdurrahman Alturaiki

    Head of Pediatrics Department, King Salman Hospital, Saudi Arabia

  • Furat Kreshan

    Consultant of Paediatrics, Jordan University

  • Ahmed El Beleidy

    Professor of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Egypt

  • Ghassan Dbaybo

    Head, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut

  • Bernard Gerbaka

    Professor of Pediatrics, Hotel-Dieu University Hospital, Lebanon


  • Ali Ibrahim Al Mohaidib

    Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology,

    KFSH & RC,

    Saudi Arabia

  • Elie Aramouni

    Professor of Pediatrics,
    St. George Hospital, Lebanon

  • Fawaz Alreafay

    Pediatric gastroenterology,

    Head of Pediatrics Department

  • Mohamed Miqdady

    UAE Chief, Ped. GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Division, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Pierre Mouawad

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,

    St. George’s University Hospital, Beirut Lebanon

  • Wafaa Ayesh

    Head of Nutrition Department DHA


  • Junaid Khan

    Rahba Hospital
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Mahmoud El Halik

    Head of Paediatric Department Consultant, Latifa Hospital, DHA

  • Mona Aljuffairy

    Consultant Neonatologist, Salmaniya Medical Complex

  • Saad Al Saadi

    Head of Neonatology Department, Jeddah, KSA


  • Ahmed Elkhabaz

    Consultant Pediatrician, Child & Adult Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

  • Ahmed El Beleidy

    Professor of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Egypt

    Head of Pediatrics, ICUl

Our Mission:

Early Life Nutrition Network Middle East shares with the medical community up to date science based information from local and international communities and medical experts
ELNN mainly covers health related topics within the first 1000 days in infancy and childhood where you can share, update and connect with your fellow colleagues

What we offer:

  • Engage and network with top Key Opinion Leaders from the Middle East
  • Provide Up-to-date medical information about baby’s nutritional needs during the first 1000 days
  • Support the ME medical community with online CME accreditation to ensure continuous medical education
  • Provide tool and guidelines to help in your practice that you can share & connect with your patients

Our Vision

Support the medical community with updated knowledge to nourish the baby’s future

“The first 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday are crucial to laying the foundation for future growth and development. The right nutrition during this critical 1000 day window can have a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn, cope with future challenges and can also help shape a society’s long-term health stability and prosperity including impact on non-communicable diseases”.