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    • Profile of Dr.Shaikh Tanveer AhmedIntroductionDr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed is the ChiefExecutive of the leading nonprofitorganization HANDS (Health AndNutrition Development Society). He is amedical graduate, holding Master’s inPublic Health. He has done his fellowshipfrom Public Health Institute Santa CruzCalifornia. His unique experience ofworking as Public Health Educationist andDevelopment specialist is spread in acanvas of thirty years, during this period hehas been working with a donor agency (USAIDS), Public sector (Health Department-Government of Sindh) and a National Non Governmental Organization (HANDS). Hisdistinctive job position has exposed him to enormous understanding of grass roots realities andthe National & International policies forum. His 20 years of consistent leadership of HANDS hasdeveloped it in to a fascinating integrated development models, working in 24 districts ofPakistan with staff strength of nearly 2000. More than 25 papers are on his credentials, presentedin international conferences, held in different countries. He is also the writer of 60 publicationson Development & Public health issues. Dr.Shaikh is fluent in almost 06 languages and dialects.Apart from many scholarly books and articles, he also published many researches on theplatform of HANDS.Early LifeDr.Shaikh was born on 15thJuly 1956 in Karachi He was among the five sons and threedaughters of Shaikh Muhammad Sabir & Madam Sugra Begum. His father, a Pakistan RailwayEmployee, was inspired by the reformist thinking of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Inhis early age, Dr.Shaikhs parents introduced him to the poetry of Muhammad Iqbal & Shah
    • Abdul Latif Bhatti, the speeches of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This upbringinginfluenced his interest in historical as well as contemporary social & economic affairs.Dr.Shaikh attended Hussani Ibrahim Foundation School at Karachi and completed hismatriculation in 1973. Got admission for Intermediate in AdamJee Science Collage andcompleted in 1975. He read science subjects for getting admission in MBBS for to be Doctor andsucceeded to get admission in Dow Medical College in 1975 and he completed his Bachelor ofMedicine (M.B.B.S) from Dow in 1983. Having passed MBBS qualified PCS & joined Healthdepartment Government of Sindh as 17thGrade Officer and he worked there therefore he wasdeputed in USAID by Government of Sindh he worked there almost two years. He went to USAafter resignation of Government Job for Fellowship in Reproductive Health and Family PlanningProgram from Public Health Institute Santa Cruz, CA - USA. But he realized in USA that heshould serve poor and deprived people of his country because they need his services. Thereforehe came to back Pakistan & joined HANDS as Executive Coordinator & till now he has beenleading HANDS as Chief Executive in 29 district of the countryDr.Shaikh married Madam Uzma Tanveer (Educationist ). Together, being follower of familyplanning they have two children daughter ( Dr.Misha Tanveer ) and a son ( Mahaz Tanveer ).Responsibilities and Achievements: Strategic Program planning and policy implementation. Coordination among field staff (>200), Community based volunteers (800), the executivecommittee (16 members) and different organizational activities.· Monitoring / evaluation / teaching / trainings / Report / project proposal writing / researchand fund raising.· Development of Training material, Curriculum designing.· Networking with CBOs, NGOs, Lines Department, and Donors· Development of Publications, News letters.· Organized, designed and conducted hundreds of training workshops for different levelshealth Care Providers.· Community based and research oriented Project management.· Worked as consultant for different NGOs / UN Agencies, Unicef & WHO.
    • He has conducted more than 60 Researches and evaluations from the platform of HANDS.Conducted many baseline studies for the proposed interventions, implemented action researchprojects, conducted post project evaluations and mid-term reviews. Few of the studies wereinternal evaluations. Many of the research studies were conducted for other NGOs I havepresented more than 30 papers in National & International forums. Following is the brief profileof these researches. Qualitative research on “Maternal and child health & Nutrition”, was conducted duringthe year 1997-98 on national level by The Asia Foundation with collaboration of MotherCare and Unicef. HANDS was one of the partner NGOs who were extensively involvedin the study. The study was conducted in all four provinces of Pakistan. As a follow upthe IEC material and training modules regarding promotion of Maternal & child healthand Nutrition were developed and disseminated to NGOs. An Action research project on “Improvement of sick childhood case management bygeneral practitioners” in rural Malir district Karachi, was implemented in 1998, withcollaboration of The Aga Khan University Hospital and BASICS/USAID. During thisone year project, the general practitioners were trained in standard childhood casemanagement and were periodically monitored by project team and community membersto assess the improvement in the practices. The community awareness was conducted inall communities to educate them regarding the standard case management. As a follow upa major campaign was launched to reduce the irrational use of injection practice, topromote safe injection practice and to promote preventive measure from transmission ofHepatitis B & C. The Hepatitis B vaccination camps were organized in rural Malir withsupport of Local district government and health departments. Dr. Inayet H. Thaver playedkey role in the study. Conducted research study on “Reducing Maternal Mortality by NGO –CommunityPartnership”, in Taluka Hala, District Hyderabad, Sindh, as a baseline for the three
    • duration project Funded by The Aga Khan Foundation. Dr. Bazmi Inam was the PrincipalInvestigator and Chairman of Department of Community Health Sciences ZiauddinMedical University, Karachi. Conducted research on “Awareness of General Practitioners in Sukkur district regardingHIV/AIDS”, during the year 2000. The action research project was implemented for three years (2002 – 4) on “SustainableReproductive Health Services Initiatives” in district Thatta. The Baseline study and PostProject Evaluation were conducted. The project was funded by TVO/ EC. Conducted research study in 2004, on “Effects of drought on human life, nutrition ofwomen and children, livestock and agriculture; and issues of food security in districtKharan, Balochistan”. The study was collaborated and funded by Islamic Relief andEuropean Commission of Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). As a follow up and according tothe recommendations the interventions project was extended for next two years. Conducted research in 2005-6, on “Women’s Reproductive Health Care Situation inDistrict Rahim Yar Khan”. The study included the Health facilities assessment, LHWsassessment and need assessment of the communities for reproductive health services. Thestudy was collaborated by MCWAK and funded by UNFPA. Following the studyinformation the interventions were implemented in the all four talukas of district RahimYar Khan. Conducted Participatory Mid-Term Review of Pakistan Initiatives for Mothers AndNewborn project of Six NGOs in Sindh, Feb – April 2007. An Operation Research project was implemented in district Dadu under New Approachesfor Reproductive Health Initiatives as “Output Based Aid” Voucher scheme to improvestatus of Provision of EmONC services, funded by TACMIL/USAID, from Oct 2008-Nov2009.
    •  Operation Research project “Improve Reproductive Health and Family Planning inmarginalized communities of Sindh, Pakistan, through viable and demonstrableinitiatives”, in district Umerkot, implemented from Oct 2007 – Sep 2010, funded by TheDavid & Lucile Packard Foundation Operation Research project “Strengthening of FLCF as Basic EmONC care facility (BHU)Wahi Pandhi, District Dadu (2 years project – July 2006-June 2008) funded byPAIMAN/USAID. HANDS conducted an external evaluation of READ Foundation in Azad`Jammu &Kashmir in Nov-Dec 2007. Evaluation checklist, questionnaire and guidelines were usedfor the assessment and review of existing status and progress of the organization and itsintervention units in perspective of the mission of the organization. Conducted research in 2005-6, on “Women’s Reproductive Health Care Situation inDistrict Rahim Yar Khan”. The study included the 12 Health facilities assessment, 100LHWs assessment and need assessment of the communities for reproductive healthservices. The study was collaborated by MCWAK and funded by UNFPA. Following thestudy information the interventions were implemented in the all four talukas of districtRahim Yar Khan. Conducted research study in 2004, on “Effects of drought on human life, nutrition ofwomen and children, livestock and agriculture; and issues of food security in districtKharan, Balochistan”. The study was collaborated and funded by Islamic Relief andEuropean Commission of Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). The sample size was comprised of450 House Hold randomly selected Survey. As a follow up and according to therecommendations the interventions project was extended for next two years. The action research project was implemented for three years (2002 – 4) on “Sustainable
    • Reproductive Health Services Initiatives” in district Thatta. The Baseline study and PostProject Evaluation were conducted. The project was funded by TVO/ EC. Qualitative research on “Maternal and child health & Nutrition”, was conducted during theyear 1997-98 on national level by The Asia Foundation with collaboration of Mother Careand Unicef. HANDS was one of the partner NGOs who were extensively involved in thestudy. The study was conducted in all four provinces of Pakistan. As a follow up the IECmaterial and training modules regarding promotion of Maternal & child health andNutrition were developed and disseminated to NGOs. An Action research project on “Improvement of sick childhood case management bygeneral practitioners” in rural Malir district Karachi, was implemented in 1998, withcollaboration of The Aga Khan University Hospital and BASICS/USAID. During this oneyear project, the general practitioners were trained in standard childhood case managementand were periodically monitored by project team and community members to assess theimprovement in the practices. The community awareness were conducted in allcommunities to educate them regarding the standard case management. As a follow up amajor campaign was launched to reduce the irrational use of injection practice, topromote safe injection practice and to promote preventive measure from transmission ofHepatitis B & C. The Hepatitis B vaccination camps were organized in rural Malir withsupport of Local district government and health departments. Dr. Inayet H. Thaver playedkey role in the study. Conducted Operation research study on “Reducing Maternal Mortality by NGO –Community Partnership”, in Taluka Hala, District Hyderabad, Sindh, as a baseline for thethree duration project Funded by The Aga Khan Foundation. Dr. Bazmi Inam was thePrincipal Investigator and Chairman of Department of Community Health SciencesZiauddin Medical University, Karachi. Conducted research on “Awareness of General Practitioners in Sukkur district regardingHIV/AIDS”, during the year 2000.
    • Since September 1991 to September to 1993: as"Coordinator" Provincial Child SurvivalTraining Unit at Department of Pediatrics, Dow Medical College & Civil Hospital (AProject of USAID).Since July 1st 1989 to September 1991 as Physician at Diarrhoea training Unit, Departmentof Paediatrics, Dow Medical College & Civil Hospital Karachi. (USAID funded nationwideproject running in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, Ministry of Health Pakistan andNational Institute of Health Islamabad Pakistan).Since July, 1987 to June, 1988 as Provincial FSMO (field supervisory medical officer)I have worked for EPI/CDD as field supervisory medical officer (FSMO) at the provincialhead officeSince13th September 1987 to 31st June 1988worked as medical officer at taluka hospitalHala district Hyderabad (Sindh-Pakistan).Since14th February 1983 to 13th September 1987 as Clinician in following positions: As registrar at Paediatric Depart Civil Hospital Karachi. As Casualty Medical officer & Registrar at a Private Hospital. As Intern in department of Medicine & Surgery of Dow Medical College & Civil HospitalKarachi. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIANCE: Invited in dozens of international Conferences asfollows: December 2000, participated in Peoples Health Assembly (PHA) at savor Dacca Bangladesh.
    •  December 1998, participated in 4thAsia Pacific Conference of NGOs Committee on WorldBank at Bangkok Thai Land. 11-14 December 1996 "Asia Pacific Regional consultation on Quality of Health CareServices" at Madurai Madras India by Consumer international(CI- Malaysia) & FEDCOT(Federation of Consumers Organization Tamil Nado India). June 24 - 29 1996 " Common Wealth Workshop on Public NGO Partnership" at Botswana byCommon Wealth foundation. "14th World Congress Montpelier France" from September 26-30 1994 Organized byConsumer International London. Feb 1990 to April 1995 as volunteer coordinator of "HEALTH ACTIONINTERNATIONAL" Penang Malaysia. Assignment was to run a campaign for the promotionof rational use of drug. March 31, 1994 “1st National Consumers Workshop" with collaboration of InternationalOrganization of Consumers Union (Malaysia) and The Network (Islamabad) on February 6 & 7 Conducted Two days "National Workshop On Rational Use of Drugs inChildren & Role Of Mass Media" from the Platform of HAI on 1993 funded by ConsumersInternational Malaysia. April 24 to 29 1992 represented Pakistan in a International meeting of Health ActionInternational at Geneva. 8-12, June 1992 represented Pakistan in Health Ministry Officials workshop held at ColomboSrilanka Presented The paper "On Pakistan National Drugs Policy" 12-13 June 1992 represented Pakistan and Chair the session of the Asian meeting of ARDA (Action for Rational Drugs in Asia) at Colombo Srilanka. I was also made responsible to monitor the code of ethics followed by the breast milksubstitute companies by International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) PenangMalaysia. PUBLICATIONS: Published Thesis in Master’s " An enquiry in to the prescribing practices of GeneralPractitioners of Karachi " in 1994.
    •  Co-author of the booklet for the doctors and other health workers on "A MANUAL OFCHILD SURVIVAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES" published in February 1994. Co-author of the booklet for the family Physicians on "Diarrhoea management in children"published in February 1994. Co-author of a textbook name "Community Medicine by Prof. Mohammad Ilyas et.all"published in 1993. Several "Health education material" are on my credit use in promotion of ReproductiveHealth, Adolescent Reproductive health, breast feeding, ARI & CDD Programs.