Fellowship Paediatric Infectiousdiseases
 


​​Paediatric Infectious Diseases 

Introduction

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship programme was initiated by the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University in 2006.  This programme aims to provide unique training opportunities in infectious diseases (ID) of children to trainees with specialty training and certification in paediatrics.  The long term aim is to prepare a cadre of leading physicians who will provide the evidence-based solutions needed to reduce the burden of childhood infections of major public health importance in Pakistan and other developing countries. 

Training Structure and Organization 

The fellowship is three years long and is recognized by the College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan. The training programme will achieve its goals by building complementary competencies in clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory sciences related to infectious diseases. Clinical skills will be built via exposure to inpatient and outpatient care including exposure to off-site specialty clinics rotation (tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases), adult infectious diseases rotation and infections in immunocompromised hosts.  Fellows will also be involved in hospital infection control activities throughout the year. Dedicated time will be blocked out for microbiology laboratory experience. Last but not the least, pursuit of formal courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and so on, will be emphasized. Completion of research projects under faculty supervision and acceptance of at least two first author papers in an indexed journal prior to conclusion of the fellowship is an important requirement.

Goals & Objectives 

The programme aims to develop through structured long term training, highly skilled individuals with the knowledge, clinical acumen, and research training to become clinical specialists and independent investigators in paediatric infectious diseases.

Programme Faculty

Dr. Anita Kaniz Mehdi Zaidi
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Ruby & Karim Bahadur Ali Jessani Professor

Dr. Syed Asad Ali
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr. Farah Naz Qamar
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health


Dr. Fatima Mir
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr. Ali Faisal Saleem
Senior Instructor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr. Fyezah Jehan
Senior Instructor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

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