Dr. Zafar Mirza
Experience : State Minister of Health, Pakistan until July 2020 ⦿Director Health System Development at WHO Regional Office for East Mediterranean (EMRO) ⦿ Acting WHO Representative for Iran ⦿ Team leader Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property at WHO headquarters in Geneva ⦿ Regional Adviser Essential Medicines & Pharmaceutical Policies at EMRO ⦿ Founding Executive Director “The Network for Consumer Protection” with focus on health and pharmaceutical policies
Qualifications & Trainings : Medicl graduate ⦿ Post-graduation in Public Health (LSHTM) ⦿ Professional trainings in Pakistan, UK, USA, Japan and Zimbabwe.
Scholarship : Britannia Scholar (1994) and Eisenhower Fellow (2004) ⦿ Co-authored: a joint publication of WTO and WHO: “WTO Agreements and Public Health” (2002) ⦿ A joint publication of WHO, WIPO and WTO: “Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation” (2012). Articles have appeared nationally and internationally. Edited four regular publications over 10 years.
Important Assignments & Participations : 13 WHO consultancies ⦿ 11 World Health Assemblies ⦿ 3 WTO Ministerial Conferences ⦿ 2 World Consumer Congresses ⦿ Served on the international faculties of Boston School of Public Health and Sanford School of Public Policy ⦿ UN Millennium Task Force ⦿ Co-lead of WHO Health Innovation Group ⦿ Spoke at UN Headquarters, WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNICEF ⦿ Served on WHO International Scientific Advisory Group on Globalization and Health ⦿ Board of Directors of HAI, ISDB-France, MaLAM-Australia & PILER, ePoor Trusts and Human Development Research Foundation in Pakistan. Vice-President of The Citizens Foundation of Pakistan (Suisse chapter) ⦿ Visited 70+ countries.