Secretariat

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Diana MacKay

Global Practice Lead
diana.mackay@aku.edu​

Diana serves as Special Advisor to the Provost at the ​Aga Khan University and supports the launch of strategic initiatives. She brings a range of experience with international financial institutions, universities, government agencies, NGOs and businesses. Diana spent ten years with the World Bank in Washington D.C. where she was instrumental in the reforms and restructuring brought on by globalization in the mid-1990s and the creation of the Human Development Network which managed all of the Bank's lending operations in education, health, nutrition, population, and social protection. At The Conference Board of Canada, Diana led the Roundtable on Socio-Economic Determinants of Health, the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, the Canadian Centre for Environmental Health, and the Centre for Health System Design and Management. Diana earned a BA from Wellesley College, incorporating a year at Tokyo's Waseda University. She has a master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the designation as a certified Chartered Director from The Directors College. She served as the inaugural Visiting Fellow at the Canada School of Public Service. ​​​

​Dr. Jai ​​K. Das

​Assistant Professor, Paediatric​s and Child Health & Assistant Director, IGHD

jai.das@ak​u.edu 

As a researcher and academician, Dr. Das is serving as Assistant Professor, Division of Women and Child Health and Section Head, Public Health and Epidemiology at the Aga Khan University, Pakistan. He has been actively involved in research, including community- and clinical-based trials, population-based surveys, qualitative and mixed methods research, and evidence-based systematic reviews. Some of his premiere publications include Lancet series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition 2013, Newborn and Neonatal Health 2014, Stillbirth 2016, Women’s and Children’s Health in Conflict Settings 2021, and Undernutrition 2021. He has also authored more than 150 international peer-reviewed papers and is on the editorial board of BMJ, PLoS and BMC. His interests include estimates of burden of disease, effectiveness of various interventions, development of research capacity, and the strengthening of public health.


Masooma Raza

Manager, Communications 
masooma.raza@ak​u.edu 

Masooma Raza brings with her a well-rounded experience of healthcare communications and media & public relations. She is serving as the lead Communicator for IGHD and Network Manager, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ​Pakistan (SDSN-PK), a national node of a global initiative of United Nations​. Ms. Raza is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and Policy from University of New Haven, Connecticut. ​