DR. MUHAMMAD ARSLAN MAZHAR
||Title: Research Officer , Health Services Academy
|| A120 (First Floor)
|Disciplines: Health Systems, Health Policy
|| +92-51-9255590-4 ext.132
|Research Areas: : Primary Health Care, Health systems reforms, Health policy
Dr. Mazhar completed his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2007-2008). His main areas of interest were international health and development and Primary Health Care at the New South Wales public health school. Before this, he graduated as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Rawalpindi Medical College, University of Health Sciences, Lahore (2000-2005).
Dr. Mazhar is attached to Department of Health Systems and Policy, Cabinet Division, Islamabad, Pakistan since August 2008. As Instructor, his job description includes academics, research, and coordination activities in health systems domain.
Dr. Mazhar holds postgraduate teaching experience of 3.6 years with concentration on health system analysis, comparative health systems, health system management, district health planning, health policy, Principles of PHC, health promotion, healthcare financing and research methods. He assisted in development and delivery of many short courses across the country on capacity building for Peoples Primary Health Care Initiative, strengthening PHC, district health manager’s trainings on leadership and decision making, healthcare waste management training in 10 districts of country and research methodologies.
Dr. Mazhar is Managing Editor for Pakistan Journal of Public Health at Health Services Academy. He is also privileged to act as reviewer for BMC journals. He is also Focal Person for Tobacco Control project at Health Services Academy. As young researcher, he has contributed original research papers, review articles, position paper, project reports, assistance in policy briefs; and involvement in short term research consultancies.
Shaikh BT, Ejaz I, Mazhar A, Hafeez A, Resource allocation in health sector of Pakistan: a critical appraisal and a way forward (submitted to CERA).
Mazhar A, Shaikh BT, Reforms in Pakistan: Decisive times for improving maternal and child health (submitted to Longwoods Journal)
I. Gilani, Z. A. Kayani, A. Mazhar. Healthcare seeking for thalassaemia management among children: A descriptive cross sectional study in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2011:1 (1);17-20
Khan A, Mazhar A, Neonatal mortality in Pakistan: Managing the challenge. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2011:1 (1);42-47.
Mazhar A, Shaikh BT. Social protection strategies to safeguard Reproductive Health for poor in Pakistan (submitted to International Journal for Equity in health)
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