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).
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. His 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 had been coordinating a GFATM funded project on public-private partnership for TB care delivery in 15 districts of Punjab and Islamabad till May 2020.Since May 2020 he has been managing MDR-TB Project. 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.
Arshad Iqbal is a public health professional with main expertise and experience in delivering and managing health care at public and private sector hospitals and health care outlets. The health care delivery experience includes about seven years, as Medical Officer, at public and non-public hospitals. The management experience includes about three years as District Health Officer; and two years Head Medical and Hospital Supplies; and one year as Administrator Municipal Committee. The project management experience includes mainly: two-year as community Health Officer in a community health project with Greenstar, regional manager of GFATM MDR-TB project in six teaching hospitals of Punjab, and manager of GFATM malaria control project in 06 districts of Sindh and 10 districts of Baluchistan. Currently he is working as Programme Manager in GFATM PPM TB-DOTs project. As a manager he has been responsible for managing the project resources including supervising the team members, coordinating and planning the project activities, and liaison with the provincial programmes, federal programmes as well as district health officials and respective funding bodies.
Dr. Naeem Ullah Khan is a qualified senior public health manager with main experience in managing hospitals and public health care services. The general health services management experience comprises about fourteen years of working as Deputy District Health Office, Executive District Officer (Health), MS DHQ hospital and District Coordinator for TB control program. Also worked with UNICEF as consultant for USI/ Iodized salt and Health Officer (Polio) for seven years.
Nida Khan is a public health professional/ economist with a decade of experience in research, development, implementation and management of healthcare interventions. The range of her research work includes design, conduct, analysis and dissemination of multiple research activities mostly cluster randomized controlled trials, economic evaluations and process evaluation studies on: a) Maternal and neonatal health, e) Tobacco cessation, b) Diabetes- Hypertension (CVD), c) Lung health (asthma & COPD), d) TB/ MDR-TB, e) Tobacco cessation, f) ECD (0-12months), g) ECD (13-24 months), h) Mental health of children and adults, i) Hepatitis. She has also been a member of the team responsible for developing contextualized intervention implementation products (guidelines, staff training and patient education) for various healthcare interventions on communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases and mental health. Her implementation experience includes: 4 years working as COMDIS-HSD Project Coordinator (a DFID supported research and development grant). As Coordinator she has been responsible for planning and managing the project activities and outputs as well as manage resources. She has also contributed in assisting the NCD/MH program to scale the evidence-based interventions in Punjab. She is also currently responsible for monitoring and evaluation of various projects such as: i) All-oral short term regimen for TB/ MDR-TB (WHO funded); ii) TB Survivor engagement (funded by STOP TB Partnership- CFCS grant); iii) Enhanced urban TB care in 13 districts of Pakistan by linking private clinics and labs with 3 types of private allied health providers and women vocational training opportunities (TB Reach- wave 7 grant); iv) Decentralized Hepatitis C care at primary healthcare facilities in 6 districts of Punjab (funded by The Hepatitis Fund); v) Integrated Diabetes Care at public healthcare facilities in 10 districts of Punjab.
Dr. Ahmad Ismail is a public health professional/Pulmonologist with 08 years of experience in tuberculosis (TB/ MDR-TB) management and care. He is currently working as the Technical Lead for all TB/ MDR-TB related projects in Association for Social Development. His management experiences include: Project Manager TB-Reach (on-going) and in-charge/ physician for drug resistant tuberculosis. He also has a vast experience in development of various TB related guidelines and tools such as being member of National guidelines development group for MDR-TB.
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.
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 .
Ehsan Salahuddin is a public health professional, with a Master’s 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 Regional Coordinator for WDF 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.
Habib is a qualified development professional with a 06 years’ experience in the development and corporate sector in areas of project planning, management, implementation, communication and human resource management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies and an MPhil degree in International Development Studies. He has worked with different local and international organizations in mid-level management roles. Presently Habib is managing the CFCS – TB Survivor Engagement project at Association for Social Development.
Muhammad Aamir Malik is a qualified IT manager. He has thirteen years’ experience of Management Information Systems (MIS) Information Technology (IT), computer networks (deploying, maintaining, troubleshooting) and System administration. Currently he is responsible for: a) managing a network of more than 50 computer users based at central, provincial and field offices as well as public health care tertiary level institutions; b) developing mobile-based applications for use in the health care delivery e.g. referral appointment for NCD patients and health facility retrieval of TB patients; c) formatting of reports and products for publication (e.g. patient information leaflets); and d) computer-assisted management of human resource data.
Samina is a qualified public health professional with around 8 years of local and international experience in the health sector. Samina has a diverse education background which consists of GIBACHT fellowship, a PGD in Occupational health and safety, an M.Phil. in Public health and a Masters degree in Population Sciences. Her professional experience consists of providing curative services, managing teams to deliver healthcare from communicable and non-communicable diseases and project management. She has undertaken many research projects and has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. Samina is a Regional Coordinator in PPM-DOTS.
Farah Zafar is working as a Regional Coordinator in the TB-Reach Project. She has a Master’s degree in Political Science and Gender & Women Studies. She has 9 years’ of multi- sectoral experience in the development sector. She has worked in different organizations on middle management level and has implemented different National and International donor funded projects with focus on community/social mobilization, health, education, livelihood and poverty alleviation, sanitation, health & hygiene and political structure. Farah is also experienced in research, monitoring and reporting.
Ayesha Anwar is a public health professional with more than 2 years’ of experience in delivering and managing health care at public and private sector hospitals. She has done her graduation in Cardiac perfusion and M. Phil in Public Health. She is experienced in delivering first aid and basic life support skills at various primary and secondary health care departments of Punjab, Pakistan. She is also keenly interested in health care delivery research including publications in peer-reviewed journals. Ayesha is currently working with ASD as Regional coordinator for the TB Reach project.
Azza Warraitch is a qualified mental health professional with a postgraduate degree in applied psychology. She has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of multiple randomized controlled trials aimed at improving mental health of children and adolescents in community settings of rural Pakistan. She is currently working as research coordinator and coordinating a team of research associates. She is primarily responsible for: providing research design, methodology, data management and quality assurance across multiple on-going research projects. She also contributes in dissemination of research including publication of research articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Hira Aslam is a qualified Pharmacist with a master’s degree in public health. Her 07 years of professional experience includes: a) working in the department of cardiac surgery in a hospital in Lahore; she has contributed to develop patient information guides and conduct research on pre and post-operative care of patients in cardiac surgery; b) working as Pharmacist at a PMDT MDR-TB Unit in Lahore; responsible for managing second line drugs, administering drugs and monitoring adverse effects; counselling patient for adherence, introducing injectable containing shorter regimen and bedaquiline-containing MDR-TB regimen at PMDT sites, also assist design and conduct of intervention evaluation. Presently Hira is working as Regional Coordinator MDR-TB project; responsible for coordinating and supporting MDR-TB care at six selected teaching hospitals in Punjab, adapting MDR-TB care delivery to COVID-19 context, strengthening the adverse drug management at PMDT sites, and implement a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial on all oral shorter regimen for MDR-TB in Pakistan.
Fatima Islam is a social and public health professional. She has done her Masters in Development Studies and M.Phil in Public Health. She has worked on multiple projects related to developmental and public health issues. She also has experience in various field activities related to healthcare. She is currently working with ASD as a Regional Coordinator for Hepatitis project.
Muhammad Orangzaib is a public health professional with more than 6 years’ experience in delivering and managing health care at public and private sector hospitals. He is currently working as Regional coordinator – “PPM TB-DOTS”. He has provided technical support to various public health projects and has been a team member of District Health Management where he provided technical support in various activities such as situation analysis and planning for districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
Ajmal is a public health professional with 16 years’ of experience in hospital management in various roles. He has experience of TB case management at PMDT sites. Ajmal is working as a regional coordinator at Association for Social Development.
Temoos Ahmad is a public health professional with diverse experience of 9 years in health sector related to project coordination, implementation, trainings, management, data analysis, monitoring & evaluation and human resource management. His experience includes mainly: programmatic support in Hospital DOTS Linkage (interventions to introduce and strengthen TB-DOTS) project at 23 hospitals of Islamabad, Punjab and KP, and support in MDR-TB project at 12 PMDT sites in Islamabad, Punjab and Muzaffarabad (AJK). Temoos is currently working with ASD as a Research Coordinator and is responsible for implementation of “All-oral shorter treatment regimens for multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB)” at twelve PMDT sites i.e. ten in Punjab, and one each in Islamabad and Muzaffarabad (AJK) districts.
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.
Naila Muzaffar is a qualified public health professional with 4 years of experience in the field. She has worked in various national and international projects focused on child & adolescent mental health, maternal nutrition and childhood respiratory illnesses. She has been involved in developing and adapting psychological interventions, evaluation of interventions through randomized control trials in the rural settings of Pakistan, coordinating and planning different research activities. She is skilled in conducting training workshops, carrying out both quantitative and qualitative interviews, data analysis, writing proposals, reports and translation of manuscripts. She is currently working with ASD as research associate where her primary responsibilities include data management and quality assurance in the new oral regimen of Tuberculosis in Pakistan for public health care facilities.
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. 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.