About Us

Bridging Health Foundation is a non-profit NGO registered in Pakistan under society act 1860. The main focus of the organization is to work on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initially the NGO started its work on Hepatitis and then extended to different indicators of Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Bridging Health Foundation is working on engagement of Multi-stake holder in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The NGO is engaging youth, doctors, lawyers, media, rural populations, educational institutes and different marginalized populations in SDGs.

Bridging Health Foundation is also a research organization. We are working on the situations of different SDGs in Pakistan. The president of Bridging Health Foundation has published extensive research on Hepatitis viruses, HIV, TB, Zika virus, Ebola virus, TT virus and Polio in International peer reviewed journals. The president of Bridging Health Foundation is ranked 61th productive scientists out of 2300 Pakistani scientists by Pakistan Council of Sciences and Technology in May 2016. The president of Bridging Health Foundation is also the part of global Zika registry initiated by Harvard University.

Executive Board Members

Dr. Yasir Waheed (President)
Dr. Yasir Waheed holds PhD degree in Virology. He has over 35 peer reviewed International publications on Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Hepatitis E virus, TT virus, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Polio and Tuberculosis. He received President’s Gold Medal in MPhil from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. He also got Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council of Sciences and Technology. His PhD degree research is on Hepatitis C and he did part of PhD work at Indiana University USA.
Mr. Haroon Waheed (General Secretary)
Mr. Haroon holds MSc degree in Mass Communication. He has expertise in TV Production, In-door & out-door shoot, Article/Feature writing, News writing & reporting, TV report preparation, script writing, coordination and media relations. He has directed more than 500 live and recorded TV shows as producer. He is heading the media cell of Bridging Health Foundation.
Dr. Sohail Afzal (Joint Secretary)
Dr. Sohail holds PhD degree in virology. He has over 25 peer reviewed International publications on Hepatitis. He received President’s Gold Medal in MPhil from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. He did major part of his PhD research at Famous Prof Jean Dubuisson Lab at Lille, France on Hepatitis C virus.
Mr. Shafqat Hussain (Finance Secretary)
Mr. Shafqat holds MBA Finance degree. He has over 8 years of experience of working in different Banks and Organizations. His area of expertise are Account management, Business management, Brand analysis & development, Identifying opportunities,  Brand management  and implementing action plans event.
Mr. Zia Farooqi (Head of Laboratories)
Mr. Zia holds Bachelor degree in Medical Lab Technology, followed by MPhil in Virology & Immunology. He is pursuing his PhD degree in Biotechnology. He did part of his PhD work at Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK. He has vast experience of clinical diagnostic and research. Currently he is heading Medical Technology department at prestigious university in Islamabad. He has published 10 peer reviewed articles in national and international reputed journals.
Mr. Hasnain Waheed (Member)
Mr. Hasnain is doing bachelor degree in biosciences. He is representing youth and managing activities & social media of organization.
Adv. Jaweria Haider (Member)
Adv. Jaweria holds bachelor degree in law. She is practicing with a famous law company at Rawalpindi Bar.

Social Media and Activity coordinators

Ms. Areeba Mubashir
Ms. Maham Khan
Ms. Mehreen Tahir
Ms. Shiza Malik
Ms. Zehra Abbas

Technical Expert Committee

Dr. Aftab Ahmad
Dr Aftab holds PhD degree in stem cell research. He has over 50 peer reviewed publications. He is also the president of National Academy of Young Scientists of Pakistan.
Dr. Bashir Ahmad
Dr. Bashir holds PhD degree in Microbiology and Post-Doctoral training from university of Cambridge. He is the author of several peer reviewed international publications.
Dr. Fahad Pervaiz
Dr. Fahad holds PhD degree in virology. He has 10 International peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Muhammad Imran
Dr. Imran holds PhD degree in virology. He has 10 international publications on Hepatitis.
Dr. Sher Zaman Safi
Dr. Safi holds PhD degree in Molecular Medicine from Malaysia. He holds over 30 International publications.

Ambassadors

Mr. Aamir Rana
Aamir is pursuing his PhD in Cancer Immunology from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is our ambassador in Brazil.
Ms. Raffia Siddeq
Raffia is doing masters in sustainable management of natural resources from University of Leicester. She is our ambassador in UK.
Mr. Umar Saeed
Umar is doing his PhD degree in Molecular Medicine from Ajou University, Suwon. He is our ambassador in South Korea.