Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health


Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta

Zulfiqar Bhutta is the Noordin Noormahomed Sheriif Endowed Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. He also holds adjunct professorships at several leading universities globally, including the Schools of Public Health at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore), Harvard and Tufts Universities (Boston), University of Alberta, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

He has been associated with the Aga Khan University since 1986 and heads a large research team working on issues of maternal, newborn and child survival and nutrition globally and regionally.

Professor Bhutta has served as a member of various international committees and high-level groups including the International Paediatric Association, the International Society for Infectious diseases (ISID) and the World Alliance for Patient Safety Research. He is the immediate past-President of the Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN) and the Federation of Asia-Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS), and a leading voice for integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally. Professor Bhutta is currently the Chair of the Health Sciences Group of the Biotechnology Commission of Pakistan.

Zulfiqar Bhutta was educated at the University of Peshawar (MBBS) and obtained his PhD from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He has published four books, 55 book chapters, and over 400 indexed publications to date and is on several international editorial advisory boards. Professor Bhutta has won numerous awards, including the inaugural Global Child Health award (2009) by the Program for Global Pediatric Research, and the Kenneth Warren prize.