Dr Samia Altaf, Pakistani scholar for 2007-08
WASHINGTON, June 6(Daily Times): The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars,
in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable
trust based in Karachi, has chosen Dr Samia Altaf as its Pakistani scholar for
She succeeds Khaled Ahmed of Daily Times who returned home last
month after completing his research on 'Sectarian violence in Pakistan and its
linkages to Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States'.
Dr Altaf will spend
nine months in residence at the Wilson Centre, beginning in September,
completing research and writing on 'Aid effectiveness: a case study of the
health and population sectors in Pakistan'. She is a public health physician
whose career has focused on the management and coordination of health delivery
systems for low-income populations.
She has worked in Pakistan, India,
Indonesia, and the United States. In Pakistan she has been on the faculty at Aga
Khan University Medical College, as well as served as a primary health care
programme officer for UNICEF.