Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta


Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is Husein Laljee Dewraj Professor and the Founding Chair of the Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

He also holds adjunct professorships in International Health & Family and Community Medicine at the departments of International Health at the Boston University and Tufts University, Boston respectively.

He was designated a Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan in 2007. He is also the Dean of the faculty of Paediatrics of the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan and the Chairman of the National Research Ethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan.

Professor Bhutta was educated at the University of Peshawar, MBBS, and obtained his PhD from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London and the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

He has served numerous advisory committees and is currently an executive committee member of the International Paediatric Association and on the Board of the Global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, PMNCH, as well a council member for the International Society for Infectious diseases, ISID, and the governing council for the World Alliance for Patient Safety Research.

He is a member of the Quantitative Vaccine Research, QUIVER, advisory group of WHO, the Advisory Committee for Health Research of WHO EMRO, and its apex Regional Consultative Committee.

He is the past President of the Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gasterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN) and the Federation of Asia Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) and the President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA 2016-2019), is a leading voice for health professionals supporting integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally.

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