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Yasmin Walji is a health care educationist, having served with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan (2010 - 2013), Syria (2008 - 2010) and Pakistan (2002 - 2004) with the primary responsibilities as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, medical terminology, research & writing instructor, critical thinking skills development facilitator and leadership and management change agent in both academic and hospital environments.
Mrs. Walji is a qualified nurse in the US and UK as well as a midwife in the UK with over 12 years of experience in newborn intensive care, pediatric, obstetrics & gynecology, chemotherapy as well as an operating room scrub nurse and a life flight helicopter emergency nurse.
She received a state registered nurse (SRN) diploma from Torbay School of Nursing, Torquay, Devon, UK, a state certified midwife (SCM) and postgraduate certificate in newborn intensive and special care (NICU) from Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, UK, as well as a registered nurse (RN) license from the Texas Board of Nursing, Austin, Texas, US. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in medical science - advanced nursing studies at the Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK.
Additionally, she obtained a teacher training certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from the Oxford Seminars International Ltd, Houston, Texas, US.
Mrs. Walji has served in several leadership positions with civil society and community organizations, including as chairperson of Youth & Sports Board, principal of Kindergarten Center and special projects Coordinator for international education, health & cultural programs.