Our team is focused, dedicated and passionate to improving maternal healthcare around the world. Here’s a breakdown of who’s who.
Academic & 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.
Head of Administration
Tamanna is Maa's General Secretary. She recently graduated in 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. 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.
Assistant General Secretary
Fundraising Assistant General Secretary
Academic & Innovation Team
The Academic & 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 Janice Rymer, Vice President of Education at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, for advice to ensure research, ideas and plans are appropriate and of high-quality in order to improve maternal health outcomes.
Head of Academics & Innovations
Tafsir is a 4th year UCL Medical Student with an intercalated degree in Global Health. He is the Head of Academics & Innovations Team at Maa. After going to Bangladesh as part of JourneyMaa 2017 and then again as Project Manager in 2018, he's seen first-hand the impact Maa is making to the lives of mothers and their families. He was inspired by JourneyMaa and joined the Maa committee in order to follow through with the long-term aims of the charity. His role encompasses carrying out research in Global Maternal Health and using an evidence-based approach to produce innovative new projects for Maa to implicate.
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.
Head of Fundraising
Fahmida is a Biomedical Science graduate from King’s College London, and has just completed her Masters (MSc) in Clinical Research at Imperial College London. She is also the Fundraising Team Lead at Maa. Her role involves organising events, initiatives, and campaigns throughout the year, in order to raise funds as well as awareness for Maa. Fahmida joined Maa as she values the charity’s ethos of supporting mothers in resource-poor settings. Having been a member of the JourneyMaa 2018 team, she has seen the on-the-ground work Maa is involved in and wants to help continue its growth and success.
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.
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Head of Media
Fatnin is a third year medical student at King’s College London, with a particular interest in paediatrics and women’s health. Her time at Maa began in August 2017 where she led a team of volunteers to deliver crucial maternal healthcare to pregnant mothers in Bangladesh. Throughout her experience, Fatnin collaborated with local doctors to care for these mothers, whilst also educating young girls on menstruation, hygiene, and pregnancy. Each mother she met had left a lasting impression, and inspired her to create a positive impact on these women. Therefore, she decided to make a long-term commitment to Maa, joining as Head of Media. She now leads a dedicated team who’s aim is to increase Maa’s media presence, as well as maintaining a strong brand which people are able to connect to.
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.
Head of Finance
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 junior doctor having qualified in 2018 from King’s College London. He also graduated with a first-class degree in Regenerative Medicine and Innovation Technology from King’s College London.
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.
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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
External Relations Officer
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 clinics 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 Resources
Nazmina is the Head of Resources. Her role involves working in collaboration with the Fundraising, Education and Innovation, and Finance teams to source cost-effective and evidence-based equipment to facilitate the JourneyMaa health camps and the fundraising events hosted in the U.K. Nazmina joined the charity having been inspired by the ethos of Maa and the help it provides to mothers in resource-poor countries with the aim to improve global maternal health.
Nazmina is a qualified pharmacist, having graduated with a first-class honours in MPharm Pharmacy from King’s College London. She is currently undertaking her first year of medical school at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.