Doctors Worldwide in conversation at HCRI
|Dates:||16 April 2018|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Ibrar Majid, Dr Shazaad Ahmed|
Join HCRI for a discussion with Mr Ibrar Majid and Dr Shazaad Ahmad, trustees of Doctors Worldwide, to hear about their experience in medical humanitarian work and why they remain committed to working in global health, alongside their work as NHS Specialists. They will discuss the work of Doctors Worldwide, including the current medical training project in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh and will offer advice to students interested in getting involved in global health and development. There will be time for a Q&A with the audience.
Mr Ibrar Majid is the Chairman of Doctors Worldwide and is a Consultant Paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. He has been involved in the NGO sector since 2005 and has worked on long term development projects and emergency projects in sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia.
Dr Shazaad Ahmad is a trustee of Doctors Worldwide and a Specialist Trainee in Infectious Diseases and Virology at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has been involved in NGO work since 2010, travelling to Pakistan and more recently, to Malawi. His infectious disease work has included tracking Ebola infection across East Africa, with WHO.
About Doctors Worldwide:
Doctors Worldwide is a specialist medical charity, based in Manchester, with sister branches in Turkey, Pakistan and the US. We believe that everyone has the right to good health, regardless of their income, place of birth or ethnic background. Since 2000, we have undertaken numerous medical projects in Asia and in Africa. This includes rehabilitation of failing health centres, building and running our own clinics in rural areas, providing safe delivery centres for pregnant women and developing training programmes for healthcare workers in the UK and overseas. We have responded to a number of emergencies, including floods in Pakistan, an earthquake in Kashmir and a tsunami in Sri Lanka. By working with local organisations, we are able to build capacity, empower communities and create sustainable change.
Dr Ibrar Majid
Role: Orthopaedic Consultant and Chairman of DWW
Dr Shazaad Ahmed
Role: Infectious Disease Consultant and Trustee of DWW
Travel and Contact Information
Mansfield Cooper Building