Amir Khan is a leading public health professional with diverse experience in research, strategic planning, programme development, as well as implementation and management of projects/interventions. The range of his research work includes randomized controlled trial, policy reviews, prospective intervention studies, surveys, evaluation studies, qualitative studies, economic analysis, and stakeholder analysis. Many of the research work has already been published in peer reviewed journals including Lancet, Health Policy and Planning, IUATLD Journal, and Social Science Medicine. Currently he is coordinating a DFID supported five-year communicable disease research programme in Pakistan (April 2006- March 2011). The development experience includes: national and provincial level strategic planning, project formulation, development of interventions, systems and guidelines, as well as development of training materials for managers, care providers and communities. The management and project implementation experiences include: country director of rural health care delivery programme in three provinces of Pakistan (six years), multi-partner research activities with national disease control programmes, working linkages with overseas teaching institutions, and TB and malaria interventions in about fifty districts of Pakistan. Based on recognized performance in the field of public health, elected as a Chair of the IUATLD Health Systems Strengthening and TB Education Working Group (2001 – to date), Vice and then Chair of IUATLD TB Scientific Section (2003 – 2007), member of IUATLD Ethics Advisory Group (2003 – 2008), and member of Executive Board (2008 – to date). Since 2008, the University of Leeds has appointed him Senior Lecturer Public Health (honorary).
Nida Khan is an economist with added public health training and experience. She has rich experience of managing projects and conducting economic analysis of health care interventions. The main management experience is four years working as COMDIS-HSD Project Coordinator. The COMDIS-HSD is a DFID supported research and development grant of about PKR: 140million (Pakistan share). As Coordinator she has been responsible for planning and managing the project activities and outputs as well as manage resources. The experience of designing and conducting economic analysis include health care interventions for diabetes-hypertension care at public and private health care establishments; asthma-COPD care at public health care establishment; an intervention to plan and prepare for safe birthing; active TB case finding intervention; and ECD care at private health care establishment. Nida Khan has also been engaged in analyzing multiple quantitative data sets (mainly for cluster randomized trials). Nida Khan has also contributed in assisting the NCD/MH program to scale the evidence-based interventions in Punjab.
Muhammad Jameel is a qualified senior public health manager with main expertise and experience in managing hospitals, delivering and managing public health care services, and managing health care projects in non-public sector. The hospital management experience includes about two years as Medical Superintendent at a district head quarter hospital in Punjab. The general health services management experience comprises about fourteen years of working as Executive District Officer (Health); six years of working as Director: Health services, TB control program, and provincial health development center in Lahore. Since joining the Association in 2015, he has been coordinating a GFATM funded project on public-private partnership for TB care delivery in 15 districts of Punjab and Islamabad. As a manager he has been responsible for managing the project resources including supervising the team members, coordinating and planning project activities, and liaison with provincial programme as well as hospital officials.
Zafar Ikram is a qualified senior public health manager with main expertise and experience in managing hospitals, delivering and managing public health care services, and managing health care projects and programs. The hospital management experience (i.e. Medical Superintendent) includes about eight years at teaching hospitals in Lahore, and six-years at two district head quarter hospitals in Punjab. The general health services management experience comprises about a year of working as Executive District Officer (Health) in Punjab district. The health care program and project management experience include: three-years of Manager at Provincial MNCH Program Punjab; also one and a half year with a USAID project in Punjab. As MNCH Manager he was responsible for: mobilizing public and donor funds for MNCH program activities; managing a team of more than 100 staff members, coordinating the implementation of project activities in all 36 districts of Punjab; and liaising with public and non-public stakeholders. He has also worked for two years as academic tutor at three colleges in Canada.
Amna Ejaz has around 4 years of working experience with international and multi-national organizations in the developmental and social sector. Her professional expertise comprises of both qualitative and quantitative methods and advance research skills, along with the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, project management and coordination. She has been involved in multiple research projects, primarily related to mental health, early childhood development, maternal mental health and intimate partner violence. Her current engagements in ASD includes coordination of the implementation of early child development, maternal mental health and family planning care projects in Pakistan for public health care facilities. Recently, she has been involved in coordinating the implementation of early child development project in Rohangian Camps Bangladesh.
Ehsan Slahuddin is a public health professional, with Masters in Public Health. He has diverse experience in health sector related to project coordination, monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, assessments and implementation. He is working with ASD as a Research Coordinator for COMDIS-HSD project and is involved in its implementation activities. Prior to ASD, he has worked with different health related National level projects including Polio Program, Health Facilities Audit Program and Punjab Nutrition Program. He was actively involved in providing solutions relevant to socio-cultural, environmental, financial and political frameworks of Pakistan. For completing these assignments, he has extensively travelled across different areas of Pakistan.
Muhammad Ahmar Khan is a young qualified public health professional. The experience include: intervention development, project management, and evaluation of health care interventions. The intervention development experience includes his participation in: hepatitis care-package for public hospitals; mental health care intervention for MDR-TB patients; early child development at primary and secondary level public facilities; integrate thedelivery of birth-dose (HBV vaccine) into obstetric care at public facilities. The project management experience include: monitor and support Hepatitis C care at pilot hospitals; monitor and support MDR-TB care at selected teaching hospitals. The health care evaluation experience includes his significant contribution to design, collect and analyze data, also write-up of: two trials and multiple process evaluation studies; some of these have already been published.
Sajid Ali Tirmazi is a public health professional with main expertise and experience in managing health care programs, district health care delivery, and public hospitals. The health care program experience includes about seven years of working, at district and provincial level, at MNCH Program Punjab. The district management experience includes about two years as Assistant District Health Officer in Sialkot. The hospital management experience includes: two-year as Quality Management Officer at 250 bedded MCH hospital in Saudi Arabia; four years In-charge District Jail and Police Lines hospital Sialkot; six years Additional Medical Superintendent at DHQ hospital Sialkot and other teaching hospitals. The care delivery experience includes about six years of working as Medical Officer at rural health center and district level hospital. In the recognition of his services, he was awarded Tamgha-e-Sialkot. As Regional Coordinator, he has been responsible for: coordinating and monitoring MDR-TB care activities, including supervision of staff, at five teaching hospitals; managing project resources including drugs/ supplies and social support; and liaising with the provincial programmes as well as hospital officials.
Mr. Athar Nazir is a scientist with diverse more than twenty year experience of operational research, programme development, and project implementation and monitoring. His operational research experience includes: development, implementation and compiling of randomized controlled trial in Pakistan, conduct and compiling of two anthropological and an economic study on TB trial patients, survey of 104 health facilities in four districts of Pakistan, multi-method studies on treatment supporter and fixed-doze combination for TB patients, study on diagnosis of smear-negative tuberculosis, and capacity assessment of Anti-TB Association clinic network in Pakistan. His development experience includes: field-testing of guidelines and training and communication materials for TB, malaria and STI care providers and managers. He has also been a member of the team responsible for evaluating and refining the programme guidelines and materials. He has trained a number of provincial and district level master trainers for TB control programme. His implementation experience includes: operationalizing NTP case management guidelines at hospitals and rural health centers of twenty districts, operationalizing STI case management guidelines at selected health centers, operationalizing community mobilization for TB control in twenty districts, monitoring the project performance at facility and district levels, coordinating the ITN promotion intervention in rural areas of Islamabad.
In 2011 he had worked as regional coordinator in GFATM-supported projects i.e. i) Hospital DOTS Linkage (HDL) interventions to introduce and strengthen TB-DOTS in teaching hospitals in nine districts of Pakistan ii) Implementation of global drug funds project in 8 districts of AJK iii) From 2012-2014 working in Public-Private Mix Interventions for TB Control in 4 districts of KPK iii) from 2015 to date working in 4 districts of Punjab and 1 district federal capital.
As a regional coordinator- PPM, recently he has mainly been responsible for implementation of the project in his districts, coordinating with district health department, programme as well as district officials. He has two international level publications in the field of Malaria &Tobacco cessation. Received best outstanding performance award on achieving PPM targets from mercysorps in 2017 .
Muhammad Ali has thirteen years experience of managing research and health care data at various organizations, including Population Council Islamabad. Currently he is responsible for: a) entering and cleaning health care data on patients who participated in four intervention trials; b) assisting the process evaluation of health care interventions, based on patient records; c) maintaining security of patient cards and computerized data sets; d) applying basic and advanced statistical methods for analyzing the data sets; e) assisting in interpretation of data and drafting of reports.
Mr. Muhammad Arqam Siddiqui is qualified Finance & HR person, with area of expertise in budgeting, finance & accounts, conduction of internal audits, conducting and undertaking analytical reviews, identifying reviewing and evaluating audit evidences, financial reporting to donors, financial policies and procedures & human resource management, for more than 15 years experience of working at various levels in different organizations. He had an extensive experience of external audits in different organizations during his tenure of ICAP articles of 4 years, has also attained member ship from Institute of Internal audit (USA) in year 2004, also attained MBA degrees in Finance & Human Resource. He had been working in different managerial capacities for more than 12 years in APPNA SEHAT, which is subsidiary of Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America.
Mr. Shafaat Hussain is qualified manager, with more than 20 years of relevant managerial experience. The vast areas of experience include: accounting, procurement and supply chain management, storage and inventory management, forecasting and scheduling, transport management, equipment and hardware management including maintenance, event management such as workshops and conference, managing accommodation and security for in-country and overseas personnel etc. Currently he is heading the administration and logistics section in the Association with an annual budget of around PKR: 200 million.
Mr Fahd Bin Tariq is a part qualified chartered accountant – with more than 10 years of diversified experience in internal auditing. Since 2011, he has been the internal audit function of the Association. Internal auditing has played an effective role in our ability to adhere to the organizational policies, procedures and statutory regulations; also minimize the potential fiduciary risks.
Mr. Adeel Arif is a CA Finalist with more than four years experience in the field of accountancy, finance and taxation. The experience includes: a) three years (since August 2015) experience of working, as Finance Officer TGF TB-PPM project, in Association for Social Development; and b) about one and a half year of working, as Assistant Manager Audit and Assurance, with Tariq Abdul Ghani Maqbool & Co, Chartered Accountants. Mr Adeel has also obtained Masters in Economics from University of the Punjab & Masters in Business Administration from Virtual University of Pakistan.
Mr. Muhammad Asad Khalid is a CA Finalist with more than six years experience in the field of accountancy, finance and taxation. The experience includes: a) less than one year (since July 2017) working, as an Internal Auditor, in TGF MDR-TB project in Association for Social development; b) less than two years working, as Assistant Manager Finance, in ‘Tkxel’ (a US-based Software House); c) about four year experience, as Audit and Tax Executive, with Rizwan and Company Chartered Accountants.
Mr Zeeshan Ahmad is a CA Finalist with around eight years experience of working in the field of accountancy, finance and taxation. The experience includes: a) two years (since May 2016) of working with the Association for Social Development. Initial six months as an Internal Auditor for TGF TB-PPM and malaria grants, and then Finance Officer for the TGF MDR-TB project; b) four-years working, as Audit and Tax Executive, with Rizwan and Company Chartered Accountants; and c) two-year working, as Senior Accountant, with Sarsons International Inc.
Muhammad has been working with ASD in various programmes i.e. Global Fund, National TB Program (NTP), Provincial TB Program (PTP), Public Private Mix (PPM). He looks after the provision and maintenance of ten different kinds of vehicle. He has actively contributed to 12 PMDT sites in Punjab. He also assists in the administrative activities of the PMDT sites ( all over Punjab) for MDR-TB.