South-West Regional Coordinator

Zoya Zaman

Hello, I am Zoya, currently the southwest regional coordinator for SfGH. I am in my fourth year of medicine at the University of Bristol and so excited to be a part of SfGH NC this year! Ever since joining my local branch in first year, I have been drawn to SfGH; I took a particular interest in national activities during my intercalation year, following which I attended an International event the next year which compelled me to join the National Committee and get more involved with all things SfGH.

I am looking forward to creating strong bonds between and within branches in the South west so they feel more connected to the brilliant work of SfGH locally, nationally and internationally. My hope for the year is to engage as many people as possible with all the streams of work that SfGH does; I am so excited to work with a brilliant committee to see this through.

Bylaw 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