The DWW team is made up of a diverse range of people working hard to serve communities in need around the world. Our team ranges from the board of trustees, executive team, overseas staff, volunteers and supporters.
Monowara is the Chief Executive of Doctors Worldwide. Prior to joining Doctors Worldwide, Monowara held numerous senior executive roles leading not-for-profit organisations within the humanitarian sector including development education, campaigning and advocacy, and a consortium of large and medium iNGOs. She has produced a variety of award-winning resources and training courses on development and change, and has been working in the NGO sector for more than 17 years. Monowara has experience in leading and designing development projects and advocated long-term resilience responses in disaster management, localisation and healthcare with multilateral stakeholders and governments around the world.
Monowara is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming Coach specialising in performance and personal development and organisational effectiveness, and she has designed and delivered coaching seminars and 1-2-1s to more than 10,000 adults to date. She has a degree in Microbiology from the University of Nottingham.
Bushera is a GP principal and trainer in Salford. She has a keen interest in teaching and is an experienced undergraduate tutor. She is an examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School. As part of her work with DWW she has worked in Kenya and is the newly appointed Chair from 2020.
Saddaf is a G.P. in Oldham. He was the first Chair of Doctors Worldwide and was part of the original group that first formulated the concepts and the formation of the charity. As part of his work with the charity he has traveled to Congo, Bosnia, Pakistan and South Africa. He remains on the Board of Trustees, and is the current Treasurer. A Former Chair of Mediconcern, he also worked with the Federation of Human Rights Lawyers.
Ibrar has been a trustee at Doctors Worldwide since 2007 and was chairman from 2010-2020. He has been actively involved in the third sector since 2005 and has sat on the board of several national and international charities, some of which he continues to do to this day. He has travelled to countries in sub Saharan Africa and South-East Asia to contribute to both developmental and emergency programmes, alongside his work as a Consultant Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Paediatric Major Trauma and Limb Reconstruction. Ibrar is an alumnus of an NHS Clinical Leadership Fellow scheme and has worked on several workstreams related to health leadership and service delivery. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer at the UAEs first and only designated children’s hospital.
Dr Najeeb Rahman studied, trained and worked in the UK, obtaining his primary medical degree from the University of Leeds. He holds a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance as well as a Masters in Public Health, and has a special interest in global emergency medicine and humanitarian assistance. He currently works as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Leeds, and has experience in both disaster response as well as health development programs in more than 10 countries spanning more than 20 years in locations ranging from Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East as well as South Asia. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the William Rutherford International Award in 2017 by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and is an inaugural member of the College’s Global Emergency Medicine Committee as well as Emergency Medicine and Public Health Special Interest Group.
Shazaad is a consultant virologist in Manchester. He has a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene as well as a Masters in Tropical Medicine and International Health, both from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His work included tracking Ebola across East Africa with the WHO. Shazaad’s first mission for Doctors Worldwide was to Pakistan during the 2010 floods and he has recently visited one of their development projects in Malawi.
Georgia Venner is currently one of our Project Managers overseeing our activities in Bangladesh, Greece, Pakistan, and the Syria/Turkey border. She holds a Master in Public health (MPH) from the University of Alberta, Canada and a Certificate in Humanitarian Action from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She has past experience in humanitarian research ethics focusing on the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic, and has served previous public health roles in East Africa and the Caribbean. Her passions consist of refugee health, healthcare training, and health systems strengthening.
Fatimah is currently one of our Project Managers overseeing our global COVID-19 emergency response activities including SARI ward support, and our projects in Rwanda and Malawi. Fatimah has a background in public health and social development research, obtaining her Masters in Public Health from the University of Leeds. She has supported humanitarian organisations responding to the health needs of internally displaced communities (IDPs) in Sub-saharan Africa, and has health systems strengthening programme and evaluation experience within rural communities in Nigeria. She has particular interest in infectious disease prevention within migrant communities.
Dr Mir Ahmad is an Emergency Medicine Consultant and a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He has led one of the UK’s busiest acute care NHS trusts in East London as its Trauma Director before returning to Bangladesh. He is currently completing his Master’s in Public Health in Bangladesh’s leading private university to gain a better understanding of the country’s health care system in an attempt to improve and lead the delivery of emergency care in Bangladesh. In addition to his work with Doctors Worldwide, he is developing the first urgent care centre in Dhaka city.
Imogen joined Doctors Worldwide in November 2018 as an Administrator and PA and has now also taken on the role of Project Support Officer for the DICE project. She is currently completing an MSc in International Development at the University of Manchester and holds a BA Hons in Philosophy from Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to working at Doctors Worldwide she has undertaken voluntary roles in research, project development and campaigns within the development sector, including a research and programme internship in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is also a long-time supporter of Oxfam and spends most summers fundraising through volunteering in the Oxfam shops at festivals.
Sayeed Ahmed has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Engineering & is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Disaster Management at Dhaka University. He believes his education & work experience will enhance his skills & confidence to work better especially in humanitarian work. Sayeed’s journey with Doctors Worldwide started in February 2018. During that period, he went for a short visit to Cox’s Bazar with some DWW volunteers who were planning an education project to help the medical team providing health care to the Rohingya and Host community.
Hawwa is a BA History graduate from the University of Manchester. Currently, she juggles her time between her role in Communications & Marketing for Doctors Worldwide, as well as a Cultural Learning & Participation Officer for Manchester Museum/Our Shared Cultural Heritage. In her spare time, she works as a freelance artist & photographer, in addition to her position as a Digital Producer for Manchester Museum. Her work has been published in a variety of online/offline platforms & publications, including Oxfam, and Instagram.
Yahya is a recent BSc Computer Science graduate from the University of Newcastle. He has become one of the most notable developers on Roblox, and has over 150 million combined plays on all his games across PC, iOS, Android and XBOX. His most recent work includes the development of a Coronavirus information and tracking site specifically for university students in the UK.
Tharika is a final-year Marketing and Management student at Newcastle University. She has had previous internship and volunteering experiences within both the non-profit and private sector in both the UK and India. She currently spends her spare time volunteering at FareShare North East and for the Child Awareness project, whilst also engaging in a series of experimental “plant-based” cooking alongside her other interesting hobbies. Tharika also loves to support and contribute towards social causes and sustainability.
Kamrul Islam is from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has completed a BSc in Software Engineering from Daffodil International University, Dhaka. He enjoys Graphic Designing, Video Editing, Video animation and VFX, as well as using FC Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Anime, Photoshop and Illustrator Software for completing his projects. He has worked with a number of companies in Bangladesh on their promotional videos, and in 2019 went full time as a freelancer.