Meet the External Relations Team.
The External Relations team is involved with creating partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders to further advance the work of Maa in the field of global maternal health. The team is involved with all aspects of public relations-related work, including our media presence, news article publications and international conferences. The team also works hand-in-hand with the other Maa teams, including the flagship JourneyMaa project, to ensure the longevity, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the work delivered by Maa.
Head of External Relations
Faisel is the Head of External Relations for Maa. He is the main point of contact for all media and partnership enquiries. Faisel previously led the initial 2016 JourneyMaa flagship project.
Professionally, Faisel has been employed as a Specialist Advisor and Hospitals Inspector at the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care services in England. Faisel currently works with the General Medical Council in the quality assurance of medical education across UK medical universities.
Educationally, Faisel is in his final year as a postgraduate MBBS student at King’s College London. Faisel previously graduated with a first-class honours degree in Biomedical Sciences BSc, and recently completed a Masters degree (MRes) with a scholarship from the UK’s Medical Research Council, graduating with Distinction. Faisel’s research project focused on international access to medical imaging and radiology services in the developing world, using maternal care in Bangladesh as a key area of research interest.
External Relations Officer
Hussain is an external relations officer for Maa. Alongside studying for an LLB in Law with History at Queen Mary University of London, he is a student advisor at QM Legal Advice Centre and formerly Vice-President of the Equality in Leadership Society. Hussain joined Maa after seeing that the experience he gained from other organisations could make an effective contribution to Maa’s mission of improving maternal healthcare in resource-poor settings. He hopes that his efforts, to ensure Maa’s sustainable growth as a charity is recognised by all for its quality of work and impact, will change the lives of mothers across the globe.
External Relations Officer
Salma is a third year Economics student. She has worked on campaigns for FGM, child and forced marriages and has completed work with charities on the ground predominately in Southern Asia. She is also an advocate to mentor educational programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds having been part of the Brilliant Club at Oxford University. She also completed a consultancy program with JP Morgan which increased her insight into the financial world. Her zeal for humanitarian efforts has led her to be a part of Maa as our external relations officer, to revolutionise Global Maternal Healthcare. Having seen the philanthropic work completed by the Journey Maa team, she was compelled to join their work and be a part of the change.