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STAR Fellows and Interns contribute their specialized skills to their host organizations, building capacity while improving their own effectiveness as global health leaders. Through fellowship and internship placements, professionals will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in global health
  • Enhance knowledge and skill through individualized learning
  • Build a powerful global network

Featured Participant

Abdul Ghafoor

Senior Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Global Fund Grant Advisor


Technical Expertise: Capacity Strengthening,TB,Health Systems Strengthening

Dr. Abdul Ghafoor is a senior Public Health Specialist with a rich clinical experience in TB including Drug Resistance TB. He has been on various leadership positions in TB control program and worked as Provincial Manager TB Control, Director Health Services at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He also worked as Country Director KNCV Pakistan. He has been engaged in development of National DR TB guidelines since 2009 and had a lead role in revising National DR TB Guidelines in view of new Global Learning and WHO recommendations. He also remained Vice Chair of Regional Green Light committee. He facilitated NTP in introducing new drugs (Bdq, Dlm) , Standard Short Treatment Regimen, All oral Longer treatment Regimen and all oral Short Treatment regimen. He has been a lead facilitator in capacity building interventions on new Guidelines. He has been working as Advisor MDR TB for NTP Pakistan for last five years. He has also been a member of Strategic Treatment Advisory Group Pakistan. He has close coordination with academia and remained Secretary General of Pakistan Chest society for more than four years. He has multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

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