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Ghulam Nabi Kazi

Born in Karachi in 1956, Dr Kazi graduated in Medicine from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, in January 1982. After internships, he joined regular Government service in 1983 and worked in the management of Civil Hospital Karachi till 1994. Thereafter he was inducted in the Planning wing of the Sindh Department of Health. He attended a major certificate course on Financing Health Care in Developing Countries at the Boston University School of Public Health which he successfully completed in December 1995 and returned to Pakistan. Subsequently, he joined the same school and obtained his Masters in Public Health in May 1997. After working as a health writing specialist in Bionutrics Inc. USA, he returned to Pakistan in March 1998. On re-joining the Department of Health as Additional Director, Planning and Development, he prepared several projects for the province including the Asian Development Bank assisted-Women's Health Project, Tuberculosis Control, and Nutrition. He also worked with UNICEF to develop the Women's Right to Life and Health Project. In August 2000, Dr Kazi joined the World Health Organization as National Program Officer for Tuberculosis Control and a year later as Provincial Operations Officer heading the Sindh sub-office, in which position he worked for five years. He is one of the three authors of the Health Policy for the province of Sindh developed in 2005. The same year he resigned from the government and was inducted in the WHO as National Professional Officer in Islamabad. Dr Kazi has been involved in technical documentation and research relating to all the collaborative programs with a special emphasis on health policy issues, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, community-based initiatives, Tuberculosis control and social determinants of health. He has undertaken several missions to WHO Southern Sudan and also remained the Health System Strengthening focal point there. He has also supported in WHO North Sudan in resource mobilization for TB Control. Currently he is the Cluster Head for Non-Communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Mental Health, Disabilities, Rehabilitation, Violence and Injuries. He has also been looking after Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Control. Dr Kazi has attended several brief trainings, international conferences and meetings, and published research papers in indexed medical and public health journals.