Since graduating with a degree in medicine, Dr. Nadhirah has found herself at the front lines of the Syrian refugee crisis several times. She is a medical doctor and enthusiastic humanitarian. She has extensive experience in volunteering across Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Nepal, Tanzania and Kenya to provide medical aid and disaster relief. Moreover, she also involved in relief efforts in some of the notable disasters around the world like the Mediterranean refugee crisis in Europe, the Palu earthquake and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Traveling across India by herself is what sparked her penchant for relief and community work. Her work has caught the attention of various NGOs, who have engaged her to help set up medical facilities in disaster zones.
Not many of her peers understood her passion, but she believes that you can serve to the communities when you do what you know best. Dr. Nadhirah also explained that doing humanitarian is actual work and you will get paid. Involving in the humanitarian industry is a good experience to upscale the doctors’ expertise in the medical field.
Above all, she got a scholarship to attend the Health Emergencies in Large Population course at John Hopkins University, Baltimore. Currently, Dr. Nadhirah is working as the Regional Community Health Officer with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Asia Pacific Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur.