Pakistani woman named among Harvard University’s global health leaders

Director at Harvard University called the nominated women as the 'best and brightest' minds in global health.

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  • The Harvard University has announced top five global health leaders selected for the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellows from across the world.
  • Harvard Global Health (HGH) nominated on Saturday names of five first class of Women in Global Health LEAD fellows.
  • These global health fellows hailed from Moldova, Malawi, India, Pakistan and Rwanda.
  • Dr Shabnum Sarfraz, a Pakistani national from south Punjab was one of the five global health pioneers included in Harvard’s list.

The Harvard University has announced the top five global health influencers selected for the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellows from across the world. Harvard Global Health (HGH) nominated on Saturday names of five first class of Women in Global Health LEAD fellows.

The prestigious list included global health leaders from Moldova, Malawi, India, Pakistan, and Rwanda. An official press release by the Harvard University tells that Pakistan’s Dr. Shabnum Sarfraz has also made it to the list.


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”Best and brightest minds in global health”:

The women have been chosen for the inaugural cohort of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the Women and Health Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Ingrid Katz, Director at Harvard University called the nominated women as the ‘best and brightest’ minds in global health.

“ The selected fellows represent some of the best and brightest minds in global health who have courageously focused on developing novel solutions to some of the most vexing problems across the globe”, she said.

Dr. Shanum Sarfaraz said it is not only a matter of pride for her, but she is happy to contribute to the name of the country.

“It indeed is a moment of pride for not only my country but also for each and every Pakistani woman who struggles every day while pushing the boundaries, trying to break the socio-cultural barriers and the centuries-old traditions in her stride to advance in the direction of her dreams”, she said. 

“The LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University is a tremendous opportunity for me to explore unchartered territories while stretching the horizons and paving the way for the next generations of women leaders in my country,” she further said. 

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