Our Incredible Team

Meet the dedicated people behind Maa

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Board of Trustees

Dr. Aqil Jaigirdar

Founder & Chairman

Dr. Aqil Jaigirdar is the founder and chairman of Maa. He founded Maa in 2016 after witnessing first hand the disparity in healthcare between the UK and developing countries and provides the strategic vision for Maa.. 

Dr. Jaigirdar graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Medicine (MBBS), as well as an Immunobiology & Infectious Diseases BSc. He is currently a practicing doctor in the Midlands.

Dr. Usman Haroon


Dr. Usman Haroon is member of the Board of Directors and consults on the strategic direction of Maa. He is also the founder of his own design and photography agency. 

Dr. Haroon graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Medicine (MBBS), as well as an Immunobiology & Infectious Diseases BSc. He is currently a practicing doctor in North London

Academic Advisors

Prof. Edward Fottrell

University College London

Professor Edward Fottrell is Director of the University College London’s (UCL) Centre for Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Global Health with special interests in Epidemiology and Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health. Also a Lancet first author of many papers, he is esteemed in his fields. Dr Fottrell’s work focuses largely on Sub- Saharan Africa and rural areas of Bangladesh.

Prof. Quazi Monirul Islam


Professor Quazi Monirul Islam was a Director of the World Health Organisation. He is currently a Senior Specialist at the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Prof. Islam has also gone on to provide healthcare policy and strategic support to over 90 countries across six continents.

Prof. Kishwar Azad

Ibrahim medical College, Bangladesh

Professor Kishwar Azad is Professor of Paediatrics at Ibrahim Medical College, Bangladesh and senior paediatrician at BIRDEM Hospital, Bangladesh. Professor Azad is involved in creating low cost innovative solutions to improve neonatal and maternal health with Professor Antony Costello, Director of Institute of Global Health, UCL.

Prof. Shaikh Zinnat Ara Nasreen

ZH Shikder Women’s Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka

Professor Shaikh Zinnat Ara Nasreen is the Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the ZH Shikder Women’s Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka. She was also elected as the Chairperson for the Bangladesh Division of the Royal College Obstetrics.

Maa Executive Team

Fahmida Hoque

uk director, Executive TEAM

Dr. Tafsir Ahmed

Executive TEAM

Dr. Nazmina Begum

Executive TEAM

Dr. Abdul Rahyead

Executive TEAM

UK Maa Team

Saima Syed

general Secretary

Bodrul Islam

Head of Fundraising

Nusaiba Masnurah

Head of Campaigns & Media

Rafah Ahmed

Head of public relations

Aisha Sarmad

Head of fINANCE

Tasnim Alam

Head of Academics