The “zero-chance” doctor who now advises government
Growing up on free school meals at one of the lowest performing state schools in the country, Raghib Ali went on to become a leading epidemiologist and OBE awardee. He’s determined to improve the life outcomes of children from poor backgrounds so that they too can reach their full potential. — When I was about five years old, in Bedford, my father lost his job. Around the same time, he started to lose his eyesight due to glaucoma. This meant he wasn’t able to work, which led to financial difficulties for the family.