Dr. Jameel holds a BSc Degree in Nursing, a Certificate in Midwifery, and a MSc Degree in Community Health Nursing from Madras University. She also has a PhD in Health Science from La Trobe University, Australia. Dr. Jameel began her career as a trainer of healthcare workers and initiated the Diploma Nursing Program in the Maldives and has vast academic experience at University Malaya, Malaysia and College of Higher Education, Maldives. Dr. Jameel has held membership at several national committees and boards and has volunteered in community developmental activities, especially on women’s issues. She founded Aged Care Maldives, the first NGO aimed at the ageing population of Maldives. She was also the Minister of Health in President Nasheed’s government.