Our Team 

The Institute for Global Health and Developme​nt is powered by a dedicated and diverse team of research scientists, academicians, and management staff who are passionate about driving positive change in the field of global health and development. Our team members come from various backgrounds and disciplines, bringing together a wealth of expertise and knowledge to address the most pressing challenges facing communities in Asia and Africa.

​Meet Our Leadership

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, FRS

Distinguished University Professor & Founding Director

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is a renowned scholar and the founding director of the Institute for Global Health and Development. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and holds a distinguished position at the Aga Khan University. With his visionary leadership, Dr. Bhutta spearheads action-focused research to uplift health and development in the communities of Asia and Africa.

Key Team Members​

Dr. Jai K. Das

Assistant Professor, Paediatrics and Child Health & Assistant Director , IGHD


As a researcher and academicia​n, Dr. Das serves as Assistant Professor, Division of Women and Child Health 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.​​​

Abbas Jaffer

Manager, Communications, IGHD


Abbas is an accomplished and dynamic professional with a proven track record of executing successful projects across diverse geographies. As the lead Communicator for the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) and Network Manager for Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Pakistan (SDSN-PK), Abbas brings a wealth of expertise and strategic vision to his role.


Muti Ur Rehman

Manager, Grants Administration, IGHD


With more than 14 years of experience, Muti Ur Rehman excels in project management, busines​s administration, and operations. His extensive experience working with diverse stakeholders make him a valuable asset to the institute. Muti' Ur Rehman's expertise in budgeting, financial modeling, team management, and internal control systems plays a crucial role in our organization's success.​​

​​The Collaborative Spirit

At the Institute for Global Health and Development, we value collaboration, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence. Our team members work together, leveraging their diverse skills and perspectives, to develop holistic solutions and drive impactful change in the realm of global health and development. We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of millions of people, addressing health disparities, and advancing sustainable development goals.

Join our dynamic team and be part of the transformative journey toward a healthier and more equitable world.

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