Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the founding director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University, a unique joint appointment. He is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan and also the chairman of the National Research Ethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan.
Dr Bhutta is one of the seven members of Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) set by the UN Secretary General in September 2011 for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health MDGs. Dr. Bhutta has served as a member of the Global Advisory Committee for Health Research for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Board of Child & Health and Nutrition Initiative of Global Forum for Health Research, and the steering committees of the International Zinc and Vitamin A Nutrition Consultative Groups. He is an executive committee member of the International Paediatric Association and was a founding Board member of the Global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).
He is the president-elect of the International Paediatric Association and is a leading voice for integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally.