Dr Sabeen Afzal is a medical doctor and public health professional currently serving as Deputy Director (Technical/health system) at the Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (M/o NHSRC), Pakistan.
She has been working in the Ministry of Health for the past 19 years and has held many key positions and portfolios at the Ministry of Health including Medical Education & Regulations, Public Health, Nutrition, Maternal Neonatal & Child Health, International Health Regulations (IHR) and Health Systems. She was team lead in developing various proposals and planning documents. She was instrumental in developing National Health Vision Pakistan 2016-25, Pakistan Human Resource for Health Vision 2018-30, National Digital Health framework, generic UHC benefit package for Pakistan, Health Security Financing Assessment, National Risk Communication Framework etc. Presently, she is involved in enhancing the alignment, harmonization and coordination for various governmental initiatives, including Universal Health Coverage (EPHS), International Health Regulations, SDGs etc.
She received Letters of Appreciation for Outstanding Service for developing Pakistan Human Resources for Health Vision from Federal Secretary, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination and for Dedication, Commitment & Hard Work displayed during 100 Days of Nation’s Resolve against the COVID-19 from Mr Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms & Special Initiatives., Chair, National Command and Operation Center