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Nabeel
Akram
,
MBBS

Senior Research Associate
Nabeel Akram

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Health Systems

Contact Info

Research Interests

Health systems strengthening; rehabilitation; assistive technology; private sector; RMNCH; NCDs; sustainable financing; entrepreneurship; strategy development; leadership and management
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
MSc
Aga Khan University
2003
MBA
Preston University
1998
MBBS
Allama Iqbal Medical College
1995
Overview
Strategic-minded medical and business professional with a proven record of providing high-level programmatic and technical leadership at country, regional and global levels. Led several large, complex and successful projects in MNCH/FP/RH & NCDs and a leader in developing synergies with the private sector and innovation.

Demonstrable experience in health systems strengthening including sustainable financing, governance, service delivery and universal health coverage. Worked in different social marketing models (product and full-priced) and have an in-depth understanding of social franchising.

Managed large, regional portfolio of nearly $80 million per year, with several diverse projects and implementation research, mostly in LMICs, and has coached and mentored country directors, chiefs of party and senior level technical staff while liaising and collaborating with diverse stakeholders at country and regional levels. Effectively led the strategic design and problem solving of several successful projects including developing and implementing strategies for private sector partnerships with country directors, such as the accreditation of private providers in India, MNCH centers of private midwives in Pakistan, and mentoring of clinicians in private hospitals in Indonesia.

Dedicated professional with a history of leading successful program design development for new business opportunities and proposal writing efforts for the US Government, Corporations, Foundations, and other clients. Driven and solution minded business leader with a proven track record of leading large, diverse teams in 13 countries, effectively led and contributed in securing more than $200m over the years in funding, largely in MNCH/FP/RH & NCDs.
Select Publications
Most recent publications:
  • 2019.05 Factors affecting breastfeeding practices in Sindh province, Pakistan: a secondary analysis of cross-sectional survey data; Jin-Won Noh, Young-mi Kim, Nabeel Akram, Ki-Bong Yoo, Jooyoung Cheon, Lena J. Lee, Young Dae Kwon *, Jelle Stekelenburg; Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1689
  • 2019.04 Factors associated with the use of antenatal care in Sindh province, Pakistan: A population-based study; Jin-Won Noh, Young-mi Kim, Lena J. Lee, Nabeel Akram, Farhana Shahid, Young Dae Kwon, Jelle Stekelenburg; PLoS ONE 14(4): e0213987 https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0213987. IF(2017): 2.766, Q1
  • 2019.03 Impact of Socio-Economic Factors and Health Information Sources on Place of Birth in Sindh Province, Pakistan: A Secondary Analysis of Cross-Sectional Survey Data; Jin-Won Noh, Young-mi Kim, Nabeel Akram, Ki-Bong Yoo, Jooyoung Cheon, Lena J. Lee, Young Dae Kwon, J Stekelenburg; Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 932; SSCI IF(2017): 2.145, Q2
  • 2018.10 Factors affecting complete and timely childhood immunization coverage in Sindh, Pakistan; A secondary analysis of cross-sectional survey data; Jin-Won Noh, Young-mi Kim, Nabeel Akram, Ki-Bong Yoo, Jumin Park, Jooyoung Cheon, Young Dae Kwon, J Stekelenburg; PLoS ONE 13(10): e0206766. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206766. IF(2017): 2.766, Q1
  • Noh, J. W., Kim, Y. M., Akram, N., Yoo, K. B., Park, J., Cheon, J., Kwon, Y. D., & Stekelenburg, J. (2018). Factors affecting complete and timely childhood immunization coverage in Sindh, Pakistan; A secondary analysis of crosssectional survey data. PloS one, 13(10), [e0206766]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206766
Projects
ReLAB-HS