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Mohamed Jelle

Mohamed Jelle

Researcher, Institute for Global Health, University College London

Mohamed Jelle, is a public health nutritionist with over seven years of experience working on issues of nutrition with refugees and IDPs, often within the context of conflicts and droughts. He has an MSc in Nutrition and Rural Development from the University of Gent, Belgium and has completed professional training courses in Ireland, France, Sweden, UK and the US. Jelle has worked with various NGOs and the UN in Kenya, Sudan and Somalia. He has a keen interest in maternal and child health, M&E, operational research and other cross-cutting issues such as women and youth empowerment and reducing violent extremism by creating job opportunities for youth. As a researcher with the Institute for Global Health at the University College London, he is currently the study coordinator of the REFANI project in Somalia. In a collaboration between the Institute for Global Health at University College London and Concern Worldwide, the REFANI Somalia study is looking at whether the distribution of an unconditional emergency cash transfer programme (CTP) reduces the risk of developing acute malnutrition in children living in internally displaced person camps, aged 6-59 months, in the Afgoye Corridor region, close to Mogadishu.