South-East Regional Coordinator

Shahir Ali

Hi everyone! I’m Shahir, a 4th Year Medical Student at King’s College and I am your South East Regional Coordinator for 2020/21. My passion for global health began six years ago when I went out on project to Kenya for SKIP St George’s, volunteering in orphanages across Masai and Kisii. I was the treasurer for the branch for two years, before I found my calling in SfGH in 2017. I became the Events Director for King’s in my 2nd Year and was the Head of Logistics for the Spring Conference in 2018, titled “Us vs Them.” I completed my TNT in Edinburgh in 2020. 

I was initially drawn by the ethos of SfGH in wanting to reduce health inequality for all. This can occur at all levels, starting locally, nationally and finally internationally. Being part of SfGH brings you into contact with inspiring like minded individuals from across the country and it’s an interest I hope to maintain in my future career. 

I am looking forward to guiding my regional branches on events held throughout the year and increase engagement between them, as the South East has the most branches. I want to support them in achieving their goals and most importantly, ensure they leave SfGH sustainably for the next committee.

 mandated responsibilities:

1.4.13. Regional Coordinators To improve communication and collaboration between Students for Global Health branches within the same region by holding regular regional meetings. On request, to provide assistance to branches in troubleshooting and problem-solving issues To support their region in the running of two regional training days per year, where feasible To support their region in the running of one Regional Conference per year, where feasible To support branches with their handover process and work towards the sustainability of the branch. To help facilitate the organisation of group transport of members from their region to national events To be responsible for maintaining contact between our member Branches and the National Committee. Communicate regularly with the National Director, alongside the Director of Branch Affairs, to ensure strong representation of branches’ views and priorities to the National Committee. Work together to develop individual and collective strategies, and ensure support of one another. Work with the Director of Branch Affairs to highlight branch development priorities. To support member Branches and enable them to continue their affiliation to Students for Global Health, by overseeing the timely completion of the affiliation process of branches in their region. To verbally contact every Branch President in their region