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Dr NAFIS I. SADIK

Background

SADIK, Dr NAFIS I. was born on August 18, 1929 in Jaunpur, India.

Education

Calcutta Medical College, 1946-1947. Dow Medical College, Karachi, 1948-1951, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. City Hospital, Baltimore, Doctor ol Medicine, United States of America, 1952-1954, Internship in Gynecology & Obstetrics.

Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1958, Resident. Johns Hopkins University, 1964, Certificate Bachelor of Surgery Health Planning. Spoken languages: English, Urdu.

Career

Executive Director/Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Population Fund since 1987. Assistant Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, 1977-1987. Chief, Tech Advisor, Programme Division, United Nations Population Fund, New York, 1971-1977.

Director-General, Deputy Director-General, Pakistan Central Family Planning Council, 1968-1971. Director, Planning & Training, Pakistan Central Family Planning Council, 1966-1968.

Membership

Member: Association of Pakistani Physicians in the United States of America. Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, United Kingdom. Gov Council, Society for International Development.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Maternal and child health. Family planning services and information programmes. Population policy; role and status of women.

    To promote and increase opportunities for women to make personal choices, including access to education, reducing socio-cultural barriers. Advocacy for increasing participation of women in decision-making at all levels.

Connections

Spouse Azhar, National of Pakistan.

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Azhar