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Ajarat Bada
Ajarat Bada, was born and raised in Nigeria but moved to the United States for her college education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University in Pennsylvania and obtained a Master of Public Health Degree from Loma Linda University in California.

Her research has been presented at the American Health Care Congress and the American Public Health Association (APHA) general meeting. Ms. Bada and her work have also been profiled on national and international media including CNN, NPR and Vanity Fair (UK). Her accolades include being named as one of the '40 under 40' Alumni of Drexel University in 2013.

With the support of One Young World Ambassadors, she started the campaign for The Missing Millennium Development Goal- Ensure Interfaith Collaboration for Peace in March 2010.

She resides in the greater Los Angeles area with her family where she is able to balance her work as a healthcare provider with the Directorship of the 'Missing Millennium Development Goal' initiative, a commitment that has allowed her share ideas with great minds from all over the world.

Entries by Ajarat Bada

Corporate Stress on Young Hearts: A Reflection

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 12:21 PM

At 42, she has no business showing up here. Why are we trying to rule out a heart attack on an otherwise seemingly-healthy 42-year-old woman?

The admission questionnaire prompts me to ask, "Do you presently or have you in the past had any stressors in your life?" In my many...

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No, We Are Not Just Nurses!

(2) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 5:01 PM

I started out in a busy oncology unit in a Philadelphia Hospital as a student nurse eight years ago. Since then, I have worked in almost every specialty from ambulatory care to women's health in the course of my nursing career. I did want to become a doctor and --...

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Not in the Name of Islam: Reflections on the Boston Marathon Bombings

(34) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 10:32 AM

As I sat fumbling with my bag in the lobby of a hotel in the Gulf on the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, I was startled by the Filipina receptionist who cried out, "There has been a bombing in Boston!" The television was tuned in to Al-Jazeera. "Where?" the...

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Reasonable Accommodations: What Can They Do for Your Organization?

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 12:44 PM

Wal-Mart settled a lawsuit filed by an employee whose request to have Sabbath off was not accommodated. It would cost them $70,000 to compensate the Seattle employee and make remedies for their action. For a company with annual sales of $405 billion in 2010, this settlement seems insignificant....

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Fatwa for Tebow

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 3:15 PM

I was ecstatic on receiving my UKCAT scores. I had done well. As the computer displayed my scores, I started to thank God quietly with every breath, but it was not enough. After all, this was my ticket to a medical school interview!

I proceeded to the parking lot of...

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'Fisabilillah' -- For The Sake Of God

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 12:14 PM

It is 4:00 a.m. on a summer morning and the light in my room is on. I am awake as usual to say my morning prayers -- fajr -- and start working on the day's endless to-do list. The time for fajr is rather early in the summer months when...

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U.N. Millennium Development Goal: Harnessing the Power of Religion for Good

(56) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 3:30 PM

The eighth United Nations Millennium Development Goal calls for the development of a global partnership for development. It includes targets focused on fair trade, debt relief to developing countries, the role of pharmaceuticals and a global technological advancement with the influence of the private sector. These are areas of high...

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