Our team is focused, dedicated and passionate to improving maternal healthcare around the world. Here’s a breakdown of who’s who.
Education & Innovation
Board of Trustees
The admin team ensures the smooth and efficient running of Maa on a day-to-day basis. We take care of the official behind-the-scenes so the rest of the committee can carry out their work with ease. Everything goes through the admin team first, so we are the official directories for any information required of Maa. This also allows us to monitor the activities of each team, ensuring transparency, cooperation and effectiveness.
Tamanna currently volunteers at Maa in the capacity of our General Secretary. She is currently on her final year studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at King’s College London.
She joined Maa because throughout her life the most important women in her life have inspired her, her mother and grandmother. The way they chose to raise her and shape her understanding of life continues to resonate with her today. So for Tamanna being a part of Maa is more than just changing the life of one mother and one child, it is allowing a generation to be inspired by the most important woman in their life and shaping generations to come.
Education & Innovation Team
The Academic, Education & Innovation division is tasked to identify the prominent maternal-health issues in resource-poor settings by conducting extensive research. Having identified pertinent issues, the team are then responsible for innovatively devising evidence-based interventions to improve maternal health outcomes.
Another focus of the team is to identify education-based interventions and programmes that can be implemented in resource-poor settings with poor maternal health parameters such as mortality and morbidity. The team also are also regularly consulting current leading-world experts, such as Professor of Gynaecology Janice Rymer, for advice to ensure research, ideas and plans are appropriate and high-quality to improve maternal health outcomes.
Education & Innovation Team Lead
The opportunity to use research to invest in practical solutions and educational programmes in order to improve maternal and child health in Bangladesh is what inspired Ahamodur to join the JourneyMaa project. Ahamodur is passionate about translating academic research and knowledge into real-life solutions. Since then, Ahamodur has been involved in designing the academic content using evidence-based best practice, which will be presented to mothers during our workshops in rural Bangladesh.
Ahamodur is in his final year of medical school at King’s College London having graduated with a first-class iBSc degree in Cardiovascular Sciences from Imperial College London. He has been awarded the King’s War Fund Memorial prize, as well as successive prizes from the Worshipful Company of Barbers for academic excellence. Ahamodur is also the current KCL representative at the UK Royal Society of Medicine and is a former president of KCLSU Medical Education and Research Journal Society.
The Fundraising team does exactly what it says on the tin! We bring in donations by engaging with the general public. We are not limited in the projects that we carry out, and that's the best part. Anything that will encourage support of Maa - whether it be through challenges, social media, collections, talks, reaching out to institutions or social events - we will do.
Fundraising Team Lead
Nurjahan is studying for a PhD in Neuroscience at King's College London and is the Fundraising Team Lead at Maa. Nurjahan joined Maa over the last year as she felt inspired by the work being carried out in Bangladesh by students and healthcare professionals who joined Maa on JourneyMaa 2016. She is grateful for the opportunity to give back to mothers from her own community and is hoping to use her skills to facilitate the expansion of Maa's mission to revolutionise maternal healthcare globally.
The Media Team aims to create a fantastic visual for Maa, and is made up of creative individuals from all walks of life. Maa’s ethos is supporting mothers; our team works together to portray this in every visual, video, post and picture we share with the world.
Our flagship project, JourneyMaa, was a huge success and a range of footage was obtained, such as vlogs, interviews and personal accounts from mothers who attended the health camps. Currently, the Media Team are reviewing and collating this content in order to promote the work Maa is doing in resource-poor settings.
Fatnin Mohd Fuad
Media Team LeadFatnin is a medical student with a passion for maternal health. She joined Maa as our Head of JourneyMaa 2017 where she led a group of volunteers to run maternal healthcare camps in rural Bangladesh. After delivering aid first-hand and being involved with Maa, she joined as Head of Media.
The Finance Team is responsible for all aspects of financial management by working closely with the fundraising team. They are accountable for financial oversight, budgeting, planning and reporting. They ensure accurate banking and record keeping including the control of fixed assets.
Abdul has been involved with a number of community projects for several years, including working with individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Abdul joined JourneyMaa with the hope to facilitate better access to education and promote maternal health and wellbeing on an international stage.
Abdul is currently a clinical medical student from King’s College London having recently graduated with a first-class degree in Regenerative Medicine and Innovation Technology. His research background is what has equipped him with the skill-set and ability to design educational material for mothers in Bangladesh, including an illustrated guide to Safe Pregnancy.
Abdul has been involved with a number of student societies at university, including his role as Head of Events for the KCLSU Medical Education and Research Journal Society. Abdul also has experience as a Finance Administrator at the London Welsh Centre.
Sponsorship & Grants Officer
Sponsorship & Grants Officer
Sponsorship & Grants Officer
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 penultimate year as a postgraduate MBBS student at King’s College London. Faisel previously graduated with a first-class honours degree in Biomedical Sciences BSc. Faisel recently completed a Master of Research MRes degree 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.
The Resources team works with a range of companies to source equipment for Maa’s projects abroad. In the past, the Resources team has provided the Maa Cradle, birthing kits, and sources equipment such as blood pressure and blood glucose machines for the clinic’s run in Bangladesh. The Resources team is currently working on a few initiatives such as expanding the maa cradle to benefit a greater volume of mothers and providing essential medication vital in pregnancy.
Head of ResourcesNazmina is a recent Pharmacy graduate from King’s College London and is the Head of Resources at Maa. Nazmina’s role includes working in collaboration with the Education and Finance teams to resource cost-effective and evidence-based equipment that will be used in Maa’s projects abroad, including in Bangladesh, where Maa is currently working. She joined Maa two years ago as she was drawn to the sincere aims of Maa, and felt that a charity such as Maa would make a profound effect in improving maternal health in resource-poor countries like Bangladesh.