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Malek Yassin

Middle East Clinical Lead

Malek’s main professional drive is to work tirelessly for the most vulnerable groups in our society, and this drive has led him to lead and design diverse programmes all around the world, including government programs, private clinics and charities in Asia and the Middle East.

His extensive mental health and addictions experience has led to development of treatment programs across Asia and the Middle East, where he specialises in bilingual delivery or experiential treatment. Malek’s support and guidance has enabled The Wave to offer high-quality treatment in both Arabic and English. For families and individual who reach out to us, Malek will be your ongoing support and communication with your loved one’s treatment.

Malek began working as an addiction counsellor in Behman Hospital in Egypt and quickly developed the skills and passion to pioneer specialised addiction and behavioural health projects for vulnerable and under-served groups when he worked as a program supervisor for the “Befrienders’ Harm Reduction Project’ expanding HIV prevention and care services for Most at Risk population (MARP’s) in Cairo. Malek has most recently managed a dynamic youth and young person’s program, for international clients based in Asia.

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