Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Humaira Nakhuda

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 13 September 2018; 12:47 pm

Humaira is a Master of Public Health student specializing in Health Promotion at the University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate studies in Honours Life Science at McMaster University. Her passion for humanitarian healthcare, clinical public health, and youth engagement is reflected through her consistent advocacy and leadership efforts.

She is engaged in various activities in these fields through research on professionalism in global and public health, health technologies, and child health, and in her role as Co-Lead for the Student Special Interest Group for the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Student Representative on the Capacity Building Committee of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, and Regional Focal Point for Sustainable Development Goal 3 with the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth.

These experiences have deepened her understanding of research ethics, strive for health equity, and the need for trans-national collaborations and multi-sectorial responsibility to enable individuals and populations to improve their health and well-being.