Shaimaa Abdelrahman

Shaimaa Abdelrahman

Fellowship year

2022 - 2023


Public Health

Placement when a fellow

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Higher education

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh) - Alexandria Faculty of Medicine

Current country of residence



Shaimaa is a young doctor with a great interest in the field of global health, especially regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as gender equality. During her years in university, she engaged with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) and held several positions including Program Coordinator on GBV and National Officer on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDs in Egypt. Through the Lazord Fellowship, she is currently placed at IOM Egypt, in the Health Unit.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This quote literally changed Shaimaa’s life.