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Dr. Jammalluddin Jawaid

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Dr. Jammalluddin Jawaid was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1971. After completing his early education at Ghazi High Schools, he went on to graduate from Kabul Medical University with an MD degree in 1995. To enhance his education and training, Dr. Jawaid traveled and worked extensively throughout Europe, Australia and the United States of America.

Dr. Jawaid began his post-graduate medical training as a physician at Jamhuryat Hospital in Kabul. He soon realized that robust and effective healthcare programs require strong management and leadership, and that there was a need to expand the hospital’s focus to include Public Health, as opposed to clinic work only. Although health programs were available to, and accessed by some people, they were not being utilized to their fullest extent. Dr. Jawaid became determined to provide the people of Afghanistan with medical attention even in the most remote areas of the country. In order to gain the experience necessary to accomplish this, he decided to focus on healthcare management.

In 1995, Dr. Jawaid began work with the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, and later with Save the Children (USA), where he spent four years as Health Program Team leader and then Medical Coordinator. This experience helped him understand which aspects of the Afghan healthcare system desperately needed reform.
 
In 2001, Dr. Jawaid took on a Program Director role with the International Medical Corps, focusing on overseeing a range of diverse projects related to agriculture, education, construction and healthcare throughout the country.

Three years later, Dr. Jawaid returned to Save the Children, but this time as the International Health Program Manager responsible for directing the NGO’s emergency relief program during the beginning of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. He was responsible for the initial assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of the program in the region.

After working abroad, Dr. Jawaid felt the need to redirect his focus back on Afghanistan, which led him to founding the Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan (AADA) at the end of 2005. As General Director of the organization, he sought to establish high-quality frontline services and programs that encourage female leadership and foster capacity building for the diverse communities across Afghanistan. AADA currently employs over 3000 medical staff across 250 clinics, hospitals and training centers in more than ten provinces throughout the country.

After taking a short sabbatical to consult the Norwegian Refugee Council on the reintegration of Afghan refugee returnees in 2012, Dr. Jawaid now manages AADA’s strategic direction and he continues to pursue his passion for developing and implementing innovative healthcare programs with a view to expanding the work of the organization both nationally and internationally in the coming years.