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Ozo Ashiraf Juma

International Rescue Committee, South Sudan

Ozo Ashiraf Juma

Ozo Ashiraf Juma, MD, MDICHA
Health Programme Manager, International Rescue Committee, South Sudan

Born on the 18th April 1983, I, Dr Ozo Ashiraf Juma in 2007 graduated with Bachelor of Human Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBChB) of Makerere University in Uganda. In 2009 I started international humanitarian aid career serving in capacities of a programmes Coordinator, Advisor and Manager and currently, I work with International Rescue Committee, South Sudan as health programme Manager.

In a quest to keep abreast and have a better insight into humanitarian work, I enrolled in a Master’s programme in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (MDICHA) which I completed in December 2014, offered by Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre, Kalu, Spain.

As an aid worker, I love “firsthand’’ contact and the continuous interface with communities where projects are implemented. Through this, I get to be in a position where I better understand community problems and therefore develop appropriate strategies of responding. Knowledge obtained from this SRH training course without doubt will be an opportunity to providing better services tailored to the needs of communities against available resources while at the same time, striving to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).