Location
Health Sciences Building (155 College Street), Room 574
Series/Type
Dates
  • October 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, who will give a seminar on Polio Endgame in Pakistan and Routine Immunizations.

Please register for a ticket via Eventbrite.

Biography:

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University. He is Professor, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Departments of Paediatrics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. He holds adjunct professorships at Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Boston University School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr. Bhutta is a Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan, co-Chair of the Maternal and Child Health Oversight Committee of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, and Chair, Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health.

Dr. Bhutta leads large research groups based in Toronto, Karachi, and Nairobi with a special interest in scaling up evidence-based interventions in community settings and implementation of RMNCAH&N interventions in humanitarian contexts. His work with community health workers has influenced maternal and newborn outreach programs for marginalized populations internationally and his group’s work with the WHO and PMNCH in developing essential interventions for women, children, and adolescents is guiding global policy.

Dr. Bhutta obtained his MBBS from the University of Peshawar and his PhD from the Karolinska Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, and the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

About the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases:

With leadership housed at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, we are developing an interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, educators and public health advocates. Our vision is to catalyze cutting-edge research and education that maximizes the health benefits of immunization for everyone.

We aim to contribute locally and globally to healthy communities through excellence in interdisciplinary vaccine-preventable disease and immunization research and education.

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