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Sania Nishtar

Founder and President, Heartfile

Graduate, medical school; Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians; PhD, Kings College. Physician, health and civil society leader. Former Federal Minister of Education, Health and Science, Pakistan. Founder and President, Heartfile. Formerly: founding Chair, UN Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy on Women's and Children's Health; Chair, WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity; short-listed nominee for World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General (2017); Chair, Pakistan Lancet Series on Health Reform; Member of the Board, World Heart Federation and WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research; Member, Global Agenda Council on Well-Being and Mental Health, World Economic Forum. Co-Chair: WHO High-level Commission on NCDs; World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare; US National Academy of Sciences Global Study on the Quality of Healthcare. Member: Clinton Global Initiative; Oxford Vision 2020 initiative; Working Group on Private Sector in Health Systems, Rockefeller Foundation. Trustee, International Union for Health Promotion. Published author. Recipient of awards: Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan (2007), Global Innovation Award, Rockefeller foundation (2011), Population Science Award, European Societies (2005); International Health Professional of the Year, Cambridge Biographical Centre (2007). Interests: global health, Non-communicable diseases, governance, corruption, public-private relationships.