Dr. Narjis Rizvi
Assistant Professor Department of Community
Health Sciences Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Narjis is a public health researcher with over 25 years of experience of working in different parts of Pakistan.  She is a physician by training and is a Fellow of the College of Physician and Surgeons, Pakistan. She specializes in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based health systems projects.

As a faculty member in the department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), Aga Khan University, Pakistan, she is the focal person for undergraduate curriculum designing and implementation.  She also teaches in the two masters programs of the CHS department namely Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  She has also worked at Health Services Academy (HSA), a federal public health institution of the Ministry of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan.  While working at HSA, she taught graduate and post graduate public health students.  She has provided technical oversight to a number of research studies that assessed and evaluated; Lady Health Worker’s performance, training curriculum of Community Midwives, maternal and child health programmes, youth awareness raising campaigns and Polio eradication.

Her literary work has been published in many international and national journals namely; Health Policy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Injury Prevention, Biomed Central and many others.  Her current research portfolio include; Co-Investigator, “Measles Immunization Coverage Survey in Sindh” funded by WHO; Co-Investigator, “Sukh”, a family planning project implemented in ten communities of Karachi funded by Aman, Bill Gates.