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Dr. Shershah Syed, Pakistan.

Shershah completed his training in obstetrics and gynecology in Ireland. He was fellow of Royal College of, London. Founder of Amnesty International & Koohi Goth Hospital, Karachi a regional center for the management and rehabilitation of women with genital tract fistula. His main interest is in maternal death, violence against women and training of midwives. He received FIGO award for best community obstetrician. He was included in 100 most inspiring persons & received Bill Clinton and UAE award as fistula surgeon in Pakistan.

He is a long distance Marathon runner and runs for Rape crisis center and against blindness in children. He has been a very vocal voice for the indigent in Pakistan and was also PMA Central Secretary General in past. Shershah has served as Director of Women’s Right to Life and Health Project of Government of Sind in collaboration with Unicef, Columbia University and John Hopkins University, the USA to provide EmOC in city slums and rural Sindh. He is a Member of WHO Core Committee to develop protocols for women reproductive issues.

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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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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. 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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Dr. Sadia Khalil, Pakistan.

Sadia Khalil is a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Karachi. She is also a Clinical Research Certified Professional from Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi. Serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Federal Urdu University for Art, Science and Technology (FUUAST). Her research work involves microbiological media studies, antibacterial activity & biofertilizers. She is also a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM).  

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Dr. Saima Khan, China

Dr. Saima khan completed her Master in Physiology from Karachi University, Karachi-Pakistan, followed by Ph.D. in Pathophysiology from Chongqing Medical University-Chongqing-China. Her research focused on the Osteocytic Wnt that protects from unloading-induced bone loss via increased trabecularization. Currently, she is working as a visiting faculty in different universities. Her area of interest involves the cellular and molecular mechanisms of various diseases. 

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Dr. Shelina Bhamani, Pakistan.

Dr. Shelina Bhamani has completed Ph.D. research on Early Childhood Development Programme Monitoring from the Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan. She worked as Regional Assessment Manager at USAID and is serving as Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan.  She is specialized in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Social Advocacy & Early Childhood Development.

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Huma Bugti, Pakistan.  

Huma Bugti completed M.Sc. in Physiology from the University of Karachi. Her dissertation focused on the Physiological and Psychological response of professional runners to strenuous exercise. Recently, she had presented her research work in a conference by the South Asian Association of Physiologist (SAAP) and has won the best poster presentation award as well. Also, she had presented her awareness program regarding Menstrual Hygiene in the village Bugtiabad of Nawabshah in the 5th International Conference on Women Empowerment by AEIRC. She has vast teaching experience of the past 10 years at the Secondary Education Level and also worked as the Vice-Principal in Army Public School, Azad Kashmir.

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Huzaifa Sarfaraz, Pakistan.

Huzaifa Sarfraz is an aspiring sociologist currently working as a Specialist Humanities at the Aga Khan University Examination Board. She holds an M.A degree in Sociology and is currently enrolled for Ph.D. in the same subject. She has previously worked as a lecturer at the Habib Girls' Higher Secondary School and has also worked as a research associate at the Advance Educational Institute and Research Centre. She has had several of her research papers/articles published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.

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