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Adibah Khan

Adibah Khan is a community and public health advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science, a Master of Global Health as well as a Master of Health Leadership and Management, and is currently working as a senior advisor in the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Response. She is passionate about addressing racism and discrimination at a systematic level, and strives to encompass the voices of diverse communities within her work, through ongoing engagement and empowerment, to ultimately improve health outcomes.

Adibah is a New Zealand-born Bangladeshi Muslim, and her family was one of the first to arrive in Aotearoa New Zealand from the Bay of Bengal. She was the first Bengali Muslim Head Girl of Wellington Girls' College, was involved in the Royal Commission Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on March 15, is a co-founder of the National Islamic Youth Association, and has worked part-time in various World Bank-funded public health projects in Bangladesh.

In the future, Adibah hopes to contribute towards strengthening healthcare capacity and capability in South Asian nations, to ultimately eliminate health inequity between developing and developed nations.