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Zulfiqar Bhutta

ISC Fellow (2023)

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development and the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University. He also holds the Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health & Policy at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, unique joint appointments.

He is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan and is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Health, Pakistan and the National Health & Population Advisory Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health Services, Regulation & Coordination. Dr Bhutta is a highly recognized global health scientist with specific interest in child health and survival.

Dr. Bhutta elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine in October 2018, the highest academic platform in North America and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, London. He was awarded the Roux Prize 2021 for his work on evidence-based public health impact and is the recipient of the 2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health award as well as the prestigious 2023 Henry Friesen prize for International Health.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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