Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Hero - Nadia Nizar Ali
Healthcare Hero - Nadia Nizar Ali
10 November 2020

Based in Dubai, UAE, Nadia Nizar Ali is currently working as an emergency nurse at the Belhoul Speciality Hospital in Dubai. Her passion for serving the community is what motivates her to remain on the frontlines, helping to fight Covid-19 as part of a healthcare team.

Healthcare Hero - Dr Salma Khuwaja
Healthcare Hero - Dr Salma Khuwaja
1 November 2020

Based in Houston, USA, Dr Salma Khuwaja is one of the two operational directors of Epidemiology who are leading the City of Houston’s response against Covid-19. She has been working with local hospitals in planning and implementation of disease prevention and control measures for the last 16 years.

Healthcare Hero - Zehra Bana
Healthcare Hero - Zehra Bana
1 November 2020

Zehra Bana works as a Clinical Practice leader for the Mental Health program at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Ontario. Her goal is to ensure that she and her team provide safe, high-quality, evidence-based care to patients.

Healthcare Hero - Noureen Kamran
Healthcare Hero - Noureen Kamran
30 October 2020

Based in Umm Al Quwain, UAE, Noureen Kamran is a critical care nurse in the neonatal and NICU departments. Recently, her job has included attending to cases where perinatal care is required for pregnant women with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Healthcare Hero - Alykhan Alyan Kassam
Healthcare Hero - Alykhan Alyan Kassam
4 October 2020

Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, Alykhan Alyan Kassam alongside his clinical and academic commitments, joined the virtual frontline, working as a clinical contact caseworker for the National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England. As part of this additional commitment, he undertakes public health risk assessments of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, conducts contact tracing and provides public health advice including advice on self-isolating to the affected.

Healthcare Hero - Dr Raheela PyarAli
Healthcare Hero - Dr Raheela PyarAli
20 August 2020

As the leader of the Quality Assurance Department at Husaini Hematology & Oncology Trust in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr Raheela PyarAli is regularly exposed to potential Covid-19 cases.

Healthcare Hero - Suleman Daya
Healthcare Hero - Suleman Daya
23 July 2020

The pharmacy where Suleman Daya works in Clarkston, GA has remained open seven days a week throughout the pandemic, though with fewer staff members than usual. Despite the difficulties this has caused, Suleman continues to learn and find new ways to serve the population of Clarkston, including introducing a delivery service.

Healthcare Hero - Sana Amir Ali Vadsarya
Healthcare Hero - Sana Amir Ali Vadsarya
21 July 2020

Sana Amir Ali Vadsarya moved from the UAE to the UK for an opportunity to advance her nursing career just before the pandemic started. All of the training and programmes that had been planned for her before starting her new job were cancelled, and Sana began working on the frontline immediately, in a new city that was suddenly under lockdown.

Healthcare Hero - Shamim Semmy
Healthcare Hero - Shamim Semmy
17 July 2020

Shamim Semmy has provided care for numerous coronavirus patients and though it is difficult to enforce strict isolation protocols, she has persevered and taken it in stride.

Healthcare Hero - Dr Rano Amirbekova
Healthcare Hero - Dr Rano Amirbekova
14 July 2020

Dr Rano Amirbekova has dreamt of becoming a doctor since the age of seven, a dream that only grew more passionate when her grandmother passed away. At the age of 25, she is at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in Moscow, Russia.

Healthcare Hero - Dr Tasneem Yamani-Nurani
Healthcare Hero - Dr Tasneem Yamani-Nurani
13 July 2020

When the pandemic started, Dr Tasneem Yamani-Nurani’s home-based practice saw an increase in demand, which she worked hard to meet because home-based care can lead to a reduction in unnecessary hospital visits, improved monitoring and follow up of medical conditions, and prompt actions that prevent admissions to hospital in critical situations as much as possible.

Healthcare Hero - Azmina Khimji
Healthcare Hero - Azmina Khimji
9 July 2020

Working at a long-term care facility for seniors, Azmina Khimji has been on the front lines with the most at-risk part of the population during the Covid-19 crisis.

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