About Dr.Anita Raja
Dr Anita Raja (MBBS, MRCGP) is a General practitioner in Birmingham, West Midlands. She is a practising GP, broadcaster and campaigner for wellbeing, especially within the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
Her COVID-19 health awareness videos have been featured on BBC. She is a regular health expert on various national and international television channels including Sky News, BBC Breakfast TV, GMB ITV, BBC Sunday Morning Live, GB news, British Muslim TV, and Pakistan television news alongside radio channels including Radio 1 and Hearts West Midlands. Her media background includes doing a live morning show, and current affairs program, and now holds a regular live show on British Muslim TV (Sky752) by the name of ‘Let’s talk’ which focuses on social dilemmas, highlighting critical issues faced by people from the BAME communities.
She is regularly interviewed by BBC Radio, and BBC Hearts West Midlands surrounding any health-related issues. Her expert opinion is regionally acknowledged. She has been on TV shows like Good morning Britain, BBC Sunday Morning Live, ITV central news, and BBC breakfast debating on topics around the healthcare system and general health advice.
She actively campaigns for charities including “Tommy’s” – a charity pioneering research into miscarriage, stillbirth, premature death and supporting families at every stage of pregnancy. She was featured in the BBC One charity appeal programme “lifeline” and in various newspapers including The Mirror, The Sun, The Phoenix newspaper and UK newscast.
She is also a spokesperson for Askmydoc, a voluntary organisation that aims to engage, educate and empower ethnic minority communities on health.
Dr Anita Raja has volunteered to make informative videos in Urdu and Farsi for Acacia Family support then if we link to the interview. This is to raise more acceptance and awareness around perinatal mental health, especially within the South Asian Community.
She has filmed videos to askmydoc to raise awareness about the importance of bowel screening and cervical screening and much more. Askmydoc is a charity that operates to raise health awareness among ethnic minority groups. She was contacted by BBC Asian network and offered to film videos around Covid-19 vaccines amidst the pandemic, trying to reach the Urdu and Hindi-speaking members of the community who were least agreeable to getting vaccinated due to failures within our healthcare system.
She was 16 weeks pregnant with England went into lock down , she was a frontliner and worked throughout Covid-19 Pandemic . Having a high risk pregnancy , Covid-19 Pandemic only heightened her anxiety around the safety of her unborn baby . She was committed to raise awareness around Covid-19 infections and vaccine hesitancy hence joined TeamHalo.She has filmed various videos voluntarily
Dr. Raja belongs to a mixed South Asian heritage. She was born and raised in Germany. Her father, Raja Anwar is a renowned scholar, ex-politician, and author from Pakistan. Her mother is from Afghanistan. She can speak Urdu, English, Punjabi, German, and Farsi fluently. She blames her German upbringing for her honest, frank, and candid style of speech.