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Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo

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Chairman

Hands
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Dow Medical College Karachi
  • Diploma & MRCP , Child Health
    Glasgow
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The i-Care Fund America
www.i-care-america.org, 5 Nov 2013 [cached]
HANDS was conceived and founded by Prof. A. Gaffar Billoo (Sitara e Imtiaz). It is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy.
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Professor Abdul Gaffar Billoo (Sitar-e-Imtiaz) Chairman HANDS
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar ...
prideofpakistan.com [cached]
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo
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Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo
A renowned paediatrician currently associated with Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo is founder Member and Chairman Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS), one of the most active NGO, working in the rural and urban areas of Sindh. He was awarded with Sitara-i-Imtiaz for public services the most prestigious civilian award by President of Pakistan in March 2007.
He graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi in 1959. Soft-hearted, Dr Billoo was distressed at the high rate of infant mortality in Pakistan. He went to UK and obtained Diploma in Child Health (DCH) & MRCP from Glasgow and FRCP from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 1986. He was the first Asian to have been appointed Child Specialist in Scotland. However, he preferred to serve the children of his own country and therefore, returned to Pakistan.
After returning to Pakistan, he worked as Honorary Registrar and later worked as Research Physician in which capacity he carried out research on 500 cases. This was the largest research work which has been undertaken by a single person. He worked in various hospitals in Karachi and finally became the Principal of Dow Medical College in which capacity he looked after the Children Ward of the Civil Hospital.
Dr Billoo tested the oral therapy in cases of diarrhoea in children very successfully. He submitted his findings and report on oral therapy to the World Health Organisation. He was made member of the Global Advisory Committee on diarrhoea and his suggestions to give patients ORS was accepted. He set up camps in the remote Thar area of Sindh, where with his colleagues he provided medical treatment to local patients.
Dr. Billoo has presented more than hundred papers in various national and international conferences/seminars/ symposiums and there are more than two dozen publications of international repute to his credit.
He has served as Professor and Head of the Paediatrics Department, Dow Medical College. He remained as Dean Faculty of Medicine, University of Karachi for three years. He is also advisor/member of many national and international organizations boards/ agencies.
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo ...
www.memons.ca, 16 April 2012 [cached]
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz)
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo is a renowned pediatrician, who was born at Junagrah. He graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi in 1959 and later did D.C.H. & M.R.C.P. from Glasgow, and F.R.C.P. from Edinburgh in 1986. He has served as Professor and Head of the Pediatrics Department, Dow Medical College. He remained as Dean Faculty of Medicine, University of Karachi for three years. He is also advisor/member of many national and international organizations boards/ agencies. Presently he is associated with Aga Khan university Hospital.
Dr. A. Ghaffar Billoo started his education as a free scholar. After partition his family settled in Sulckur. Soft-hearted, Dr. Billoo was distressed at the high rate of infant mortality. He went to London and obtained Diploma in Child Diseases from the School of Tropical Medicines and obtained his MRCP. He was the first Asian to have been appointed Child Specialist in Scotland. However, he preferred to serve the children of his own country and therefore, returned to Pakistan.
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Dr. Billoo is the founder Member and Chairman Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS), which is one of the most active N.G.O working in the rural and urban areas of Sindh. Dr. Billoo has presented more than hundred papers in various national and international conferences/seminars/ symposiums and there are more than two dozen publications of international repute to his credit.
Dr. Billoo is serving as Chairman Department of Pediatrics at The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi from September 1998.
Details about Fatimid Foundation
www.fatimid.org, 7 May 2012 [cached]
4. Professor Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo, Chairman Of Pediatric, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
Prof Abdul Ghaffar Billoo, ...
www.global-sisterhood-network.org, 29 Mar 2006 [cached]
Prof Abdul Ghaffar Billoo, Founder Chairman of Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) and professor of paediatrics identified inequality and inequity, poverty, exploitation, violence, injustice and poor governance as the root cause for the poor health care system in a majority of the developing countries.
He observed that health had become a social, economic and political issue, adding that 45 per cent Pakistanis lived below the poverty line with inadequate civic facilities. They had no access to piped water supply and health care, he said.
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The panel comprising Kauser Khan, Dr Shershah Syed and Prof A G Billoo discussed different aspects of the case studies presented by the community health workers.
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