HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL, a physician by training with MPH, presenting over 20 years of progressive community health, with primary focus on maternal and child health, family planning services, and social development accomplishments utilizing skills of creative leadership, program designing, systems restructuring, providing technical assistance to district and provincial health departments for system strengthening regarding primary healthcare and MNCH services, strategic planning management, monitoring and evaluation while building and managing strong professional teams at national level. Solid insight on health system, community health and development with the ability to ascertain and analyze needs, develop and formulate goals and objectives, streamline operations through development of detailed implementation plans, and envision new program concepts. With a keen eye for details, moves and relates effortlessly across all levels of management and stakeholders.
Evaluation of Involvement of Lady Health Workers in Routine Immunization in Pakistan after they have been trained.
Training of SAFPAK project team in M & E concepts, methodologies, tools and interventions
Designed and conducted study to Assess the Impact of SAFPAC project interventions on women role in decision making at household level and overall well-being
Designed and conducted the study to assess effects of social protection schemes on nutrition status of women and children in District Shikarpur Sindh. Both the quantitative and qualitative methods were employed.
Proposed future MNCH Strategies and possible role for JICA Pakistan based on review and analysis of MNCH policies and projects in Pakistan in all five provinces and AJK.
Assessment of communities Knowledge and Practices regarding family planning and determining effectiveness of FP service delivery across Pakistan
Final Evaluation of “Community-Based Comprehensive Health Services and Livelihoods Opportunities for Afghan Refugees and Host Communities” in Baluchistan, for American Refugee Committee (ARC) Pakistan, (Components: Mother and child, livelihood and gender based violence)
Midterm Evaluation of DFID’s Sub National Governance (SNG) Program – for DFID on behalf of Orgnex Consultants, Australia and Glow Consultants
Post Ex-evaluation of USAID funded projects PAIMAN and FALAH in Pakistan – MNCH, Health System Strengthening and Family Planning
Baseline study for IKEA Funded Project ‘Improving Lives of Children in Cotton Growing Districts of Pakistan” – in two districts (Components: Household Survey, Numeracy assessment of students, Profiling of schools and Health Facilities, Determining iodine level and worm infestation among school children)
Baseline KAP Survey on WASH in four districts of Punjab.
Formative Research on WASH in four districts of Punjab
Development of Comprehensive Multi Year EPI Plan (cMYP) 2014-2018 for Government of Sindh (as part of national cMYP)
Designed and supervised the Baseline Assessment of Nutritional Status in 6 Provinces of Afghanistan, for Save the Children Afghanistan on behalf of Apex Consulting, (Assessment of KAP of communities regarding nutrition and health facilities for nutrition services)
Determining Individual Indigenous Philanthropy in Sindh, for Pakistan Center for Philanthropy, (Determined extent of individual indigenous philanthropy in rural and urban Sindh, data was collected from 3000 households in 27 districts of Sindh. The study focused at individual giving in the form of time, in kind and cash)
Assessment of Immunization Status of Newborn, Children and Women in 2 Districts of Baluchistan
KAP Assessment for Family Planning and Post Abortion Care among communities and assessment of service delivery in 2 Districts Haripur (KPK) and Nawabshah (Sindh)
Evaluation of National Vitamin A Supplementation Campaign in Pakistan, for Micronutrient Initiative Pakistan, (Household survey; assessment of 49 health facilities, 24 district EPI coordinators, 139 vaccination teams, 133 area in-charges)
Development of Training Modules on CMAM and IYCF for field workers and LHWs
Baseline Nutritional Status assessment of children in Swabi District of KPK
Designed evaluation and exploratory research. Evaluation Research on WASH in Schools in 3 districts of KPK and 2 districts of AJK; 2) Exploratory Research on Menstrual Hygiene Management among Adolescent School going Girls in 2 districts of AJK and 3 districts of KPK
Formative Research on WASH in 10 Districts across Pakistan, (Formative Research on WASH using FOAM framework; Household survey, assessed BCC material developed by Plan International and UNICEF for its effectiveness)
Preparation of Meta Analytic Approach to Country Analysis in preparation of One-UN Program 2013 – 2017
Development of Integrated Reproductive Health Strategy for Punjab province, (integration of MNCH, Child Spacing, Nutrition and PHC programs)
Evaluation of PEFSA Alliance Flood Relief Project, for Save the Children Pakistan, (PEFSA was an Alliance of six international NGOs including Save the Children, ACTED, CARE, Oxfam, IRC and ACF)
End of the Project Evaluation - Battagram Health Project
Research to Utilize TBAs for community based FP Service Provision, Distribution and Referral, (A total of 120 TBAs practicing in 5 union councils of Chakwal district and 20 LHWs were included in the study)
Operational Research to Establish Community Transport System for EmONC and FP Services
Assessment of Mobile Service Unit for MNCH and FP Services in two districts i.e., Mansehra and Chakwal
Designed, planned, and implemented the School Health Program for district and provincial governments; focusing at building capacities of government health and education systems to identify common learning impediments (problems of vision, hearing, dental, skin and personal hygiene) amongst primary school students through training the teachers in screening students and developing a referral system as well as community support system for corrective actions. All government primary schools in districts were included in the program. It was funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 17 districts and government of Punjab for 12 more districts. Later Government of Punjab has replicated this model in the province)
Designed, planned, and implemented the Punjab Integrated PHC Model Program in 12 districts of Punjab (Restructuring and Strengthening of PHC System in Punjab) for Government of Punjab, a Pak rupees 3.37 billion (US$45 million) program funded by the government of Punjab)
Assessment of Early Recovery Needs in conflict affected areas of Bajaur and Swat and proposing interventions
Designed, planned, and implemented the National ORS Campaign in Pakistan and led the team which trained 13 million women in 80 districts in understanding diarrhea, dehydration and diarrheal complications, and preparation and administration of home-made ORS at Rs 18 per woman under funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 45 districts and from government of Pakistan for 35 districts)
Designed, planned, and implemented Primary Health Care Extension Project (PHCE) for district and provincial governments, focusing at building capacities of government health officials and communities’ on MNCH, FP, disease prevention and community development. It covered 180,000 households in 13 districts. House to house baseline health census was followed by project interventions and another census at the completion of 3 years. The PHCE successfully reduced IMR from 93 to 50, U5MR 109 to 68, MMR 500 to 124, and population growth rate from 2.5 to 1.04 at the cost of Rs 93 per person per year. The project was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Glaxo Smith Kline Pakistan)
Essential Health Care Centers in 6 Earthquake hit Districts, (Under assistance from UNICEF, designed and established 11 Essential Health Care Centers in six earthquake hit districts to ensure basic health and MNCH services on round the clock basis)
APPNA SEHAT is subsidiary of APPNA i.e., Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America and registered in Pakistan as non-governmental organization working in health and development in rural communities in ten districts of Pakistan since 1989. Its primary health care program has been successful in significantly reducing maternal and infant mortality (from 600 to 73 and 120 to 27 respectively), and population growth rate (3.7 to 1.4) through health education and community development interventions focused on MNCH, Family Planning, Infectious Disease Prevention, Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation. This primary health care program has nearly 300 regular employees throughout the country.
Selected to lead APPNA SEHAT team at regional and then was promoted to lead at national level with the responsibilities to successfully implement APPNA SEHAT primary health care and development program, coordinate with government & non government organizations and to prepare grant proposals for funding.
• Provided leadership to the regional and national implementation teams for successful implementation;
• Prepared organizational budgets and managed financial and human resources;
• Developed and successfully implemented a community development model ensuring maximal representation from entire community. The success of this model was based upon its inbuilt element of accountability within the community organizations;
• Developed baseline health census, reporting and monitoring tools;
• Developed training modules and conducted trainings of the field staff on project interventions;
• Facilitated numerous self-help based community development initiatives including establishment of sewing schools, establishment of water schemes for villages, cleaning of village ponds and drainage systems, building of school walls, construction of latrines for schools, etc.;
• Prepared successful grant proposals.
Designed and conducted research in Lahore and Rawalpindi districts with private practitioners on "Do Private Medical Practitioners follow National TB Guidelines"
Participated in Development of Country Health Plan for President’s Task Force on Human Development, Pakistan (President’s Task Force was set up by the President of Pakistan in September 2001 to identify gaps in health, education, and development initiatives taken by the government of Pakistan and suggest ways to promote human development in Pakistan. The two- member health team (led by renowned international public health expert Dr. Frederick Shaw, Dr.PH, MPH) conducted situation analysis, verified findings with the stakeholders, and suggested required reforms in health sector for the country)
As demonstrator at King Edwards Medical College Lahore Pakistan, worked in a team headed by professor which imparted lecture and laboratory-work based pharmacology training to MBBS and BDS students and conducted pharmacological research activities.
Selected as medical officer and worked at primary healthcare facilities (one Basic Health Unit and two Rural Health Centers) in rural areas of Khushab and Bhakkar districts. My role was to:
• Manage health facilities’ resources;
• Manage outpatients, inpatients, and emergencies;
• Supervise primary health initiatives of the government like EPI, malaria control, etc.;
• Conduct training of the staff, and produced reports.