Class 12 (2013-2015)

Dilshad Jaff, Iraq

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Maternal and Child Health

Dilshad graduated from The College of Medicine at Al‑Mustanserya University in Baghdad in 2000 and finished his studies at Sulaimania University College of Medicine in 2007 in Medical Microbiology. He worked as manager of the Khanaqin Primary Health District in the Iraqi Ministry of Health from 2003 until 2008, after which he was appointed as Khanaqin’s General Hospital Manager by the Iraqi Ministry of Health. In 2008, he was sponsored as a Peace Fellow by Rotary District 7710 and the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club to attend the Rotary Peace and Conflict Resolution program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and graduated from that program in 2009. Following graduation he was hired at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a medical doctor. At ICRC he has been involved in the development and implementation of two major medical training projects: “Strengthening the Emergency Services in Iraq” and “Supporting Selected Primary Health Care Centers in Iraq.” The main goals of these programs are, respectively, to train and educate the local community what to do in case of emergency, displacement, and/or epidemic threats and to improve the quality of care and ensure that women and children have equal access to curative and preventive health care as men.

Applied Field Experience

Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, Albany, NY, USA