Alumni Profile

Alumni Profiles 

Fatemeh Shams Esmaeili, MA (Muslim Cultures) '08

Born in Khorasan, Iran in 1983, Shams' (MA in Muslim Culture '08) destiny was to be more than ordinary. From a very early age, she turned to poetry as a refuge. By 14, she was writing poetry around her thoughts and ideas on social issues. In 2000, she had won the silver medal in the national Literature Olympiad and by 2005, had an undergraduate degree in sociology from Tehran University and an advanced diploma in Persian​ literature... Read more​

Rafat Jan, General Nursing '83

Dr Rafat Jan Rukanudddin, General Nursing ’83, AKU; MScN, University of South Carolina ’94; PhD, University of Iowa, ’04 is currently Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. With a strong passion for midwifery, she became the first Director of AKU’s undergraduate midwifery programme. Dr Jan also serves as President of the Midwifery Association of Pakistan, as Chair of the South Asian Midwifery Alliance and was recently elected as a board member of the South Asian International Confederation of Midwives... Read more

Josephine Awor, BScN '13

Josephine Awor’s academic achievement was the highest in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the ​Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania campuses of AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery... Read more

​Dr Khalid Saeed Khan, MBBS '88

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Dr Khalid Saeed Khan, MBBS ’88 is currently Professor of Women’s Health and Clinical Epidemiology at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Barts and The London School of Medicine. His academic expertise is in patient-oriented health research and medical education. Dr Khalid has published over. 200 peer reviewed journal articles making contributions in systematic reviews, trials of treatments and tests, health technology assessments and evaluation of educational methods... Read more 

John Mwazighe Mnjalla, BScN '07 

When you first meet John Mwazighe Mnjalla, BScN ’07, he comes across as an unassuming, soft- spoken and modest man – yet, he is a leader. Since taking over the reins of a poorly run medical clinic in 2005, Mnjalla has overhauled the quality of primary healthcare services available for local residents in the small rural town of Mariakani, 36 KM northwest of Mombasa, Kenya Today, the Mariakani Community Healthcare Services has earned a solid reputation for its work in providing basic and preventive healthcare, and especially in implementing the national HIV programme’s recommendations... Read more 

Enos Kiforo, MEd '09

Enos Kiforo’s association with the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa began in 2007 when he was admitted to the Master of Education programme. At that time Enons was a high school teacher in one of the top public school in the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya. Enos​ had realized a change was needed- a change which his association with IED would help bring about... Read more