Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Co-Director and Director of Research at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and Founding Director of both the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, and Institute of Global Health and Development at Aga Khan University. Dr. Bhutta is a Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan, co-Chair of the Maternal and Child Health oversight committee of World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region, and the Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health Chairman. He is a leading voice for health professionals supporting
integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally.
Dr. Bhutta leads large research groups in Toronto, Karachi and Nairobi with special interests in scaling up evidence-based, community setting interventions and implementation of RMNCAH&N interventions in humanitarian contexts.
Over the past 2 years, the Hospital for Sick Children has been the host organization for the NCD Child Secretariat. Dr. Bhutta is the Executive Director of the Secretariat. The Secretariat has led a series of webinars, and contributes to growing the literature on non-communicable diseases in children, with
an emphasis on improving mental health in children and adolescents.
Dr. Bhutta is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. In 2020 he was awarded the honour of Fellow of the Royal Society. Dr. Bhutta is IHME’s 2021 Roux prize winner and received the prestigious John Dirks Canada Gairdner 2022 Global Health