Professor Sameen Siddiqi
Deputy country lead & Shirin & Abdullah Allidina Family Endowed Chair
Professor Department of Community Health Sciences Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr Sameen Siddiqi is the Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan since January 2018. Earlier, he worked for the World Health Organization for 16 years where he served as Director, Health System Development covering the Eastern Mediterranean Region. He spearheaded the work on universal health coverage. He has also served as WHO’s Representative to Lebanon and Iran. Prior to joining WHO, Dr Siddiqi was associated with the Health Services Academy, Ministry of Health, Pakistan where he was instrumental in developing its educational and research programs and later served as a Senior Health Specialist at the World Bank in Islamabad. Dr Siddiqi has a fellowship in internal medicine, and a master’s degree, fellowship, and doctoral degree in public health. He has worked for over two decades advising lower- and middle-income countries on strengthening health systems. He has special interest in health system governance, private health sector, public private partnership and quality and safety of care. Dr Siddiqi has multiple publications and book chapters, is a reviewer for several international journals and research funding agencies and is on the editorial board of peer reviewed journals. He is also the lead editor of a forthcoming textbook on Making Health Systems Work in Low and Middle Income Countries, which will be published by the Cambridge University Press. Among others, Dr Siddiqi is also a member of the Senate of Health Services Academy, Islamabad, and the Quality Committee of the WHO’s Global Health Academy.