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Inayat Husain Thaver

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Inayat Husain Thaver
BornSindh, Pakistan
🏡 ResidenceIslamabad
🏳️ NationalityPakistani
🏫 EducationMBBS
🎓 Alma materDow University of Health Sciences
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1982 -
improving the health and development of the poor
Board member ofCEO of Mustashaar (consultants)

Inayat Husain Thaver was born in Sindh, Pakistan. In 1973 he joined the Dow University of Health Sciences from where he obtained the MBBS degree in 1980. He completed his internship in Pediatrics and Medicine from the Civil Hospital, Karachi. He went on to work in Pediatrics obtaining a Diploma in Child Health and Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

From 1985 to 1993 he worked as an academic at the Aga Khan Medical University, Karachi, where he was actively involved in teaching, clinical care, research, and establishment of primary health care programs.[1]

In 1987 he received a scholarship to study at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for a master's degree in maternal and child health. In 1993 he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Aga Khan University.[2]

In 1995 he became Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Baqai University, Karachi. Here he was made a Professor and later Dean of the Faculty of Health Management.[3] Professor Thaver also has a PhD from London, UK.

From 2003-5 he served as an Advisor to the Department of International Development of the World Bank in Islamabad.[4]

He also has extensive experience of working in institutions such as outreach/community-based projects through UNICEF and Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital Karachi, and Technical Support Unit, a project of UNFPA.

Dr. Thaver is currently CEO of Mustashaar (consultants), a private company which aims to improve health and development of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable. He has contributed in influencing policy and strategic planning of various institutions, national programmes and public sector departments.[5]


  1. Private practitioners in the slums of Karachi: What quality of care do they offer? Inayat H Thaver, et al. Social Science and Medicine, Vol: 46, Issue: 11, 1998.
  2. "BMJ 13 March 1993".
  3. "Safe Motherhood Conference".
  4. "AKU Symposium on National Nutritional Strategy".
  5. "Mustashaar".

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