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Dr. Hussain Jafri - World Patients Alliance

Dr. Hussain Jafri is the Executive Director of World Patients’ Alliance. He is also the Secretary General of Alzheimer’s Pakistan, the national association of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that Hussain founded in 1999 as a result of his experiences as a care giver for his grandfather with Alzheimer’s Disease. He has been very active in the field of patient safety and has remined the Vice Chair of Advisory Group of WHO’s Patients for Patients Safety Program (PFPS). Hussain has also founded Pakistan Patient Safety Initiative and has been working towards several patient safety initiatives. The Government of the Punjab has also nominated him the Provincial Focal Person on Patients Safety & Quality and given the responsibility of developing patients safety and quality services in the health sector of the Punjab province.

He has remarkable experience of working as a volunteer in the social sector and has had an opportunity of working with government, national and international non-profit organizations. Hussain is also a member of the Person and Family Centred Advisory Council (PFCAC) of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). Moreover, he is also a taskforce member of Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA). He is an experienced speaker and a resource person and has been presenting nationally and internationally on different issues like patient safety, patients centred healthcare, care giving, advocacy, partnership in health, organizational development, etc. Hussain is a PhD from University of Leeds, UK on prevention of genetic disorders. He is currently working as the Deputy Project Director of Punjab Thalassaemia Prevention Programme and has published several publications in international indexed journals.