Ali M. Mir
From 2011–2012, Mir directed the Council’s large-scale USAID funded FALAH project. In the area of capacity-building, as part of a Packard Foundation–funded activity, Mir developed several training programs for mid-career professionals in conducting social science research.
When he joined the Population Council in 1998, Mir led a training program aimed at introducing a reproductive health–focused framework to government health and population managers. Currently he is providing oversight to a National Advocacy and Media Campaign on Population Related Issues and Need for Birth Spacing Services supported by UNFPA, aimed at changing the current complacency around population issues.
Mir is vice president of the Population Association of Pakistan and a member of the American Public Health Association, the Royal Society for Health, the Pakistan Medical Association, the Mother and Children Welfare Association of Pakistan, the International Union for Scientific Study of Population, the Human Resource Development Network, the International AIDS Society, and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Pakistan.
Mir is a medical doctor and holds an MPH from the University of Leeds.
He has also completed several postgraduate training courses, including the International Family Planning Leadership Program at the Public Health Institute in Santa Cruz, CA (supported by a Packard-Gates fellowship), the Strategic Leadership in Reproductive Health program at Johns Hopkins University (supported by a Gates fellowship), and a Harvard University executive training program in Health Management. Mir is an adjunct faculty member of the Health Services Academy, Government of Pakistan and committee member of Courses for Sociology at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad. He is also an external reviewer for STI guidelines development by the World Health Organization.
He has authored two books for medical students on basic epidemiology and medical demography and has several national and international research publications to his credit.