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AKU’s Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta wins prestigious Canadian award

5 April 2022
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Healthcare professional and researcher Professor Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta has been awarded the prestigious Canada Gairdner International Award 2022 for the “development and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in child and maternal health for marginalised populations, focusing on outcomes for the first thousand days” of life. Professor Bhutta, who is the founding director of the Center of Excellence in Women and the Child Health and Institute for Global Health and Development at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, was among the five 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award laureates who have been recognised for seminal discoveries or contributions to biomedical science around the globe. “Dr Bhutta has worked extensively in low resource areas, using sustainable interventions that are available and affordable to disadvantaged populations”, the announcement said.