Hammad Durrani, MD, MBBS, MSC

Administrator-Strategy, Planning and Communication FMIC, Kabul; Office of Vice President Health Services, Aga Khan University Afghanistan

With ten years of experience in eHealth strategy, research, planning, implementation and evaluation of multi-country eHealth projects in developing countries, Hammad is currently stationed in Kabul Afghanistan as an Administrator-Strategy, Planning and Communication at the Aga Khan University managed hospital i.e. French Medical Institute for Children.

He is a key advocate of strengthening health systems at grass root level using technology and development of an integrated and sustainable health system. He is associated with the Aga Khan Development Network eHealth programme since inception and was one of the pioneers of the AKDN telemedicine programme which spreads across three countries i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and ten cities in these countries. Before this he has also served as a Policy Analyst, Regional eHealth Coordinator for Central Asia, and Manager Research eHealth at Aga Khan University Karachi. He has mentored different eHealth research projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines and India.

Academically Hammad is a medical doctor with masters in Health Policy and Management. His Thesis was on Telehealth development in Asia. He also has peer reviewed publications on eHealth policy and strategy and monitoring and evaluation. Pro Bono he is the Founding Member and later General Secretary of eHealth Association of Pakistan and also reviewer for many peer reviewer eHealth journals.