Yasir Shafiq

VITAL, Pakistan

Steering Committee representative: Yasir ShafiqSenior Manager | Research and Programs

VITAL Pakistan is a non-profit organization focused on saving lives and improving health of mothers and children in Pakistan, with initial priority given to the coastal peri-urban communities that border the city of Karachi. The organization has helped double the immunization rate, reduce the total fertility rate and crude birth rate by 30%, and reduce the neonatal and under-5 mortality by 50%and 41% respectively between May 2014 and June 2018.

Yasir hold is the position Senior Manager | Research and Programs and leads of VITAL’s core program - an integrated MNCH package covering a wide spectrum of care from early pregnancy identification and antenatal care to routine immunization. He has also served as the primary investigator for a WHO funded project on demand and supply side barriers to improving immunization coverage in peri-urban communities. He has many years of experience in the public health sector, having worked as a Research Specialist at Aga Khan University Department of Pediatrics and Child Health. He holds a master’s in health policy and management from the Aga Khan University and a BPharm from Karachi University.