Samah Saleh was born and raised in Jabalia refugee camp and became a top student winning a dozen regional and national competitions. Samah was awarded a scholarship for medical studies. She qualified top of her class in 2013 and worked as a physician and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Medicine.
In 2015 Samah discovered she had a brain tumour. Overnight, Samah switched from physician to patient. This experience changed Samah’s life and prompted a new life goal; to change the way health is delivered in Palestine to ease the tremendous suffering of patients there. Encouraged by this new path, Samah moved from clinical practice to Health Management and successfully applied for a Master’s program at Imperial College London. Samah completed her maters, focusing on the role of Artificial Intelligence in the prevention of disease.