Dr. Shaheen Zafar, Pakistan.
Shaheen Zafar is a senior consultant gynaecologists, she has completed her fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG), United Kingdom. She has almost 34 years of experience in Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Dr. Shaheen is also the Director of Sindh Institute of Reproductive Medicine (SIRM). She was one of the leading members who first brought In vitro fertilization (IVF) baby of Karachi and the first Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) baby of Pakistan. Throughout her years of services, Dr. Shaheen has worked dynamically to help couples achieve the joy of parenthood. SRIM holds a fertility conference each year to raise awareness regarding infertility and its management & treatment in Pakistan.
Wendy Marijnissen, Belgium.
Wendy Marijnissen is a freelance documentary photographer from Belgium. She has completed a long-term reportage in Israel and Palestine, using music to show a different part of life in this stressful and violent region. Wendy has also covered the East-Jerusalem evictions and has been working in Pakistan for the last 3 years, focusing mainly on photographing the hardships faced by Pakistani Females during pregnancy and childbirth. From fistula, traditional midwifes to a camp pregnancy after the devastating floods Wendy skillfully covered all the evens and the odds of the country. Part of her work was used for the ‘End Fistula campaign’ of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She is the founder of a non-profit organization Bending the Frame with the aim to create new platforms to bring out strong photography. Wendy was honored with Photocrati Fund 2011 Grant and was amongst the finalist for the Fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography project.
Kausar S. Khan, Pakistan.
Kausar S Khan is an Associate Professor & Head of Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Aga Khan University, Pakistan. She studied Humanities and Social Sciences, with special emphasis on human thought and development. She has over 20 years’ experience in community-based work with urban and rural poor, with focus on child malnutrition, women’s empowerment and community participation. Her areas of research include health equity, promotion, health disparities and inequality, public health education and communication and healthcare quality.
Dr. Sadiah Ahsan Pal, Pakistan.
Sadiah Ahsan Pal is a renowned Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist from Karachi. She is the member & fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist (MRCOG & FRCOG), United Kingdom. She is a former Vice-President and Executive Member of the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist of Pakistan (SOGP) and the Joint Secretary of Association for Mother & Newborns (AMAN). She has worked extensively for the training and education in the obstetrics & gynaecology field, specifically on Colposcopy & Cervical Cancer Screening, Postpartum Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD), Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA), Values Clarification & Attitude Transformation (VCAT) in Reproductive Health, EmONC, Contraception. She is the Medical Director & Fertility Specialist at Concept Fertility Centre (IVF), Karachi and also practice as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at OMI Hospital, Medical Clinic. Besides this, Dr. Sadiah is an active member of the National Committee of Maternal & Neonatal Health of Pakistan (NCMNH) & Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SOLES) of Pakistan. She is also associated with Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) as member Editorial Board.
Dr. Severine Minot, Pakistan.
Severine Minot has completed her Ph.D. in Sociology from York University, Toronto, Canada. Her research interests include the cultural politics of identity formation and transformation, and the trans-cultural dynamics emergent from the global flow of people, merchandise, capital and information. She is certified in Social Communication & Group Facilitation from Saint-Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Currently serving as Assistant professor at School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Development and Policy, Habib University, Pakistan. As an integral part of her work, she heeds the social conditions and practices that (re)produce structural inequalities and various forms of marginality and “otherness” surrounding ethnicity/race, gender, class, religion/beliefs and nationality.
Prof. Dr. Riaz Sheikh, Pakistan.
Riaz Ahmed Shaikh has completed Ph.D. from Hamdard University, Pakistan in Humanities & Social Sciences followed by Post doctoral training at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Education at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) – Karachi Campus, Pakistan. Besides this, he is the author of six books and also serves as the Managing Editor of Asia Journal of Global studies (AJGS), Japan. His research interest involves religious extremism, fundamentalism and civil-military relationship. He received an Outstanding Author Contribution Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2010) by the Emerald Publishers, United Kingdom for his contribution on Pakistani Military Role in Asian. He translated Hamza Alavi’s several Articles which are published in three volumes and also authored Hamza Alavi’s Biography.
Dr. Lubna Naz, Pakistan.
Dr. Lubna Naz is Assistant professor in the Department of Physiology, University of Karachi. She has done her Ph.D. from University of Karachi. Her research interests lie in the area of alternative herbal therapies for the treatment of various pathological disorders. She also has developed various toxic animal models on which she has tested the efficacy of several herbal medicinal plants. Currently she is supervising several students enrolled in MPhil and Ph.D. program. Currently she is working on two consecutive projects won from Higher Education Commission (HEC) under National Research Project for Universities (NRPU) in the year 2015 and 2017. She is also Departmental Focal person of Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), University of Karachi.
Jama Mohummad, Somalia.
Mr. Jama Mohamud is a public health nutritionist and food specialist. He has a wide Range of experience in Health, Nutrition, research, food security, humanitarian development, project designing & management. Mr. Jama completed his Master of Science in Public Health-Nutrition from Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi and also hold a Postgraduate diploma in Food Safety and Controls. Currently he is working as a Qualitative Research Consultant (Nutrition) with Concern Worldwide in collaboration with University College London (UCL) , the study involves a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) of conditional cash transfers and behavior change communication (BCC) delivered via audio messages to mobile phones.
Dr. Suboohi Mehdi, United States of America.
Suboohi Mehdi is an MBBS doctor from Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). She has worked with National and iNternational projects as a surgeon, consultant and Master Trainer at Pakistan National Forum for WOmen Health and Koohi Goth Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Her major interest is in Fistula, she frequently deals with the rural fistula cases with nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Suboohi with the medical team has been providing free of cost treatment at several health camps placed in under-developed areas. Currently she is associated with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, USA.
Dr. Akhter Hameed, Canada.
Dr. Muhammad Akhter Hamid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. He is also a general pediatrician and a neonatologist, with an special interest in emergency medicine and global health at the Scarborough Health Network (SHN). Dr. Hamid is the Director of Paediatric Research and the Director of Resident’s Education at the Scarborough Health Network. He is continuously involved in the teaching of medical students and residents from the University of Toronto and nursing students from York University. Dr. Hamid was involved in improving and creating new patient care guidelines for Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH). He is also a member of the Research Ethics Board and Medical Education Committee. Dr. Hamid works as the President of Canada Pakistan Research and Development Council, which is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Toronto, Canada with a focus of facilitating research through an exceptional, efficient, and formal affiliation between Canadian and Pakistani institutions.
Dr. Moiz Khan, Pakistan.
Muhammad Moiz Khan completed his Ph. D. research on Historical Patterns of Demographic Transformations in Post-Colonial Karachi: Analysis of Causes and impacts on Urban Growth and Governance from Department of General History, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is currently severing as Associate Professor at Department of General History, University of Karachi. Dr. Moiz is the Adviser to Vice-Chancellor on Campus and Security Affairs & member Academic Council, University of Karachi. His research interest includes socio-political history of Pakistan, history of Karachi and Palleros of Migrations in Karachi, etc. He is an Honorary Consultant of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Sindh & Academic and research Advisor at Quaid-e-Azam Academy
Dr. Fatima Sajjad, Pakistan.
Dr. Fatima Sajjad is Assistant Professor in University of Management and Technology. She has completed her Ph.D. from University of Punjab in International Relations. She has sixteen years of teaching experience. Dr. Fatima has been shortlisted for HEC Best University Teacher Award in 2017. She is also a founding Member/ Trustee Lahore Political Science Association Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Community Resilience Network. Throughout her career and presently Dr. Fatima has been interested in teaching and reaching on topics like politics, counter terrorism, de-colonialism and post colonialism studies, critical peace studies and more.
Falak Zehra Mohsin, Pakistan.
Ms. Falak Zehra is currently teaching Psychology at Institute of Business Management. She has done her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Psychology from Institute of Business Management (IoBM). Ms Falak has an experience of teaching psychology for more than five years. Her interest lies in Human Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Psychological theories and business communication and behavior. She is also a founder member of an organization called Holistic Minds where she also provides counselling.
Dr. Naila Usman Siddiqui, Pakistan.
Dr. Naila is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Karachi. She has twenty years of experience in teaching and research in the field of Sociology, Urban and Rural Sociology, Gender issues, Social work and Community Development, Crime and Criminology, Human Rights especially rights of women and children of Pakistan, reproductive and sexual health. She has her Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Hamdard Institute of Education and Social Sciences Hamdard University, Karachi.