Dr. Aqsa Durrani is a physician and epidemiologist with a public health focus in humanitarian emergency response and a clinical focus on pediatric emergency and critical care. For more than a decade, she has worked in various conflict and disaster-affected settings around the world, including Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Jordan, to improve the provision of health services in both acute health emergencies as well as complex, protracted humanitarian crises. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, awarded for her work surrounding the reduction of mortality in post-conflict settings. She has extensive frontline clinical, educational, and strategic emergency response planning and leadership experience with multiple organizations, including Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the World Health Organization Emergencies Programme.
Dr. Durrani received her bachelor’s degree from New York University, her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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