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Ahmad Fawad Akbari
M.D., M.P.H., Director

Fawad Akbari is a paediatrician and global health specialist with a particular focus on health and nutrition, governance, fragility and intersection across these themes. Senior Program Manager with Aga Khan Foundation Canada since 2014, Fawad oversees the Health and Humanitarian Response portfolio of the organization. Before this, he worked with AKF Afghanistan, Cure International Hospital and Marie Stopes International in different managerial and technical leadership capacities in Afghanistan. He has an M.D. degree from Kabul Medical University (2005) in Afghanistan, an MPH degree from the University of Liverpool (2014) in the UK, and a diploma from INSEAD’s European Health Leadership Program (2009) in France. He has been involved with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as Fellow, Coach, Resource Person and Mentor in their Afghanistan and Iraq Fellowship programs since 2009. He has recently joined the WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Technology Assessment for Health Equity at the University of Ottawa as a research fellow. Fawad joined the board in 2019.