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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Hilda Saeed, Pakistan.

Hilda Saeed is a Pakistani activist and freelance journalist. She is currently the chair of Shirkat Gah, a Lahore based Women's Resource Center. Hilda worked to support women subjected to forced marriages and to prevent honour killings in Pakistan. She is the founding member of the Women's Action Forum (WAF) and Pakistan Reproductive Health Network. She worked as a medical researcher, forensic serologist, and also as a journalist. Hilda has represented Pakistan on several international forums. She was also a member of Health, Empowerment, Rights & Accountability (HERA), an association of women health activists.  

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Dr. Faria Ahsan, Pakistan.

Dr. Faria Ahsan graduated from University of Melbourne, Australia in Public Health in 2009. She has also been associated with huge projects like Merlin International (MI), Islamabad. Recently she has been working on UNWFP, Islamabad Co, Pakistan National Consultant- Chakki Fortification Project. She is a Recognized expert resource for analysis of nutrition, reproductive health, maternal and child health and gender and an experienced DRM professional with expertise in developing sustainable programs as part of rehabilitation and recovery.  Her expertise includes Strategic Planning, Project Development/Management, Team Management and Quality Assurance.                        

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