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Jamilah trained as a medical doctor in Global Health and Tropical Medicine, holds a teaching degree, and a master’s in International Health.

After her post-graduate training in the Netherlands, she worked with different international organizations in low-resource settings, including Nigeria, Mali, Thailand, and Greece. In these roles she combined clinical work with project development and coordination, research, advocacy, and teaching.

Jamilah is particularly passionate about the sexual and reproductive health and rights of refugees and asylum seekers as well as mental health in humanitarian contexts.

Jamilah was awarded the NWO Mozaiek grant and joined Athena in February 2022. Her PhD comprises of participatory action research focusing on the sexual and reproductive health of refugee women in Greece.


Global Health advisor, KIT Royal Tropical Institute


KIT Royal Tropical Institute

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Academic qualification

International Health, Master, KIT Health, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Award Date: 1 Feb 2021

Medicine, Master, Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum

Award Date: 1 Oct 2013