Yasir Shafiq

Yasir is a PhD candidate in the Joint PhD program at CRIMEDIM with 18+ years of experience in healthcare with 10-year specific expertise in public health research and implementation from middle-and low-come countries, like Pakistan. He led the project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research around Maternal, Neonatal and Child health. Thematic areas of working were immunization, nutrition, and the antenatal/postnatal care journey. Specifically, he was responsible for scaling up routine immunization programs to different vulnerable communities in Karachi, Pakistan. He was a member and vice-chair for Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance) Civil Society Organization (CSO) Steering Committee and was also leading the working group for CSO engagement at The Vaccination Demand Hub.

At CRIMEDIM, he is a part of BRACE and other initiatives, and his research will inform about the COVID-19 related impact on vulnerable communities in accessing basic healthcare, community readiness and preparedness in the context of Health Emergency Disaster Risk Management framework (Health EDRM). Furthermore, this will inform the barriers to implementation and integration of the Health EDRM framework for vulnerable communities during COVID-19 pandemic using Three countries comparison to assess Universal Health Coverage (UHC). He will add value to the work at CRIMEDIM around global health work in disaster and humanitarian related research and programs. He is an author of many peer-reviewed articles published in international scientific journals and presented his research globally