Dr Javid Abdelmoneim
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim specialises in Emergency Medicine and while still working in A&E in the NHS in London, he is also Chairman of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) UK. His work with MSF has seen him responding to crises in Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, South Sudan, Syria and Sierra Leone – which is where he documented his experiences during the Ebola crisis in 2014 for BAFTA, Emmy & Grierson shortlisted Panorama 'Ebola Frontline' special, which was broadcast in more than 20 countries globally. You will have seen him most recently front a film as part of the new BBC Two Horizon series, Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug? Which you can watch on BBC iplayer.
He was the winner of an FPA award for best science documentary for his health magazine show “The Cure” on the Al Jazeera English network. The series showcases innovations and advances in healthcare around the world. Subjects include, using rats to sniff for tuberculosis in Kenya, manufacturing blood for transfusion from skin cells in Scotland and using magnets and magnetised stem cells to repair knee cartilage in Japan.
More recently in 2018, his BBC2 documentary “No More Boys And Girls” was BAFTA shortlisted and his Channel 4 mini-series “How To Stay Well” has been RTS Scotland shortlisted in the Features and Factual category...read more
A member of the Royal College of Physicians, Javid initially studied medicine at the University College of London, before undertaking postgraduate training in emergency medicine and a diploma in tropical medicine.
Javid calls Britain home but has lived, worked in and travelled to more than 70 countries in the world. In addition to English, he is able to work in French, Arabic and Farsi. Javid is into fitness and sport and practiced capoeira for years. He enjoys being outdoors with his dog, practising mindfulness daily and he is a keen gardener. He also played the violin for 12 years and can ride a horse!
- Horizon: Cannabis Episode, BBC Two
- No More Boys and Girls, Channel 4
- Ebola Frontline, BBC One
- How to Stay Well, Channel 4
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery | Royal Free and University College Medical School, London Diploma for Medical Care in a Catastrophe | The Royal Society of Apothecaries, London Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Member of Royal Colleges of Physicians