Dr. Amina Jama Mahmud is passionate about gender equity and social inclusion. As a returning diaspora from Sweden, she has chosen to utilise her experiences, skills and education to contribute towards rebuilding the health and education systems in Somalia. Since her return to Somalia, Amina has worked as a senior policy advisor in the federal ministry of health in Mogadishu. She currently works as a project director with Save the Children International, Somalia office. She is the founder of Women in Global Health Somalia, the first #WGH chapter in Africa.
Prior to moving to Somalia, she has worked in academia and in various research and leadership capacities to strengthen health and social policies. Her work contributed to capacity- and opinion building geared towards creating enabling, inclusive and sustainable health, and wellbeing for refugees and other underserved communities in Sweden and other European countries.
She holds a PhD in Applied Health Technology, an MPH and a B.Sc. in Nursing from Sweden. She has also studied Management, Communication for Development and Higher Education Pedagogy at post graduate level.