Shehla Zaidi

Department of Community Health Sciences

Section Head, Health Policy and Management Section

Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Global Health and Development



PhD, Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, 2008
MSc in Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Health Policy, USA, 1997
MBBS, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, 1994


Policy & political analysis
Engaging private providers

Research interests

Private Provider engagement for UHC 2030
Power, Policy & Governance for Health & Wellbeing
Health Systems Strengthening 


Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 2021-till date
Joint Faculty, Aga Khan University International, UK
Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Global Health and Development, Aga Khan University Global

Professional associations

Member, Climate Resilient Health Systems Thematic Working Group
Member, Private Sector in Health Thematic Working Group
Member, International Health Economics Association
Member, Health Systems Global
Member Alumni Association of LSHTM, UK
Member Alumni Association of Harvard School of Public Health 
Member Population Association of Pakistan
Member Pakistan Medical and Dental Council

Awards and honours

Dean's Honor list, Medical College, Aga Khan University
Charles Wallace Trust Award 2003
Sidney Perry Education Award 2003
Habib Trust Award 
Asia-Pacific Innovation Award for -Immunization Tracking App –-Shehla Zaidi+ AKDN EHRC
International Finance Corporation Award for best CSR project Pakistan – Jhangara Community Development Project Shehla Zaidi, Lasmo Oil-AKU-district government Dadu
Excellence in Service, Aga Khan University 2002

Created on:04/26/2016 Last modified:12/02/2022