Hussain Jafri is the Secretary General of Alzheimer’s Pakistan, the national association of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that Hussain founded in 1999 as a result of his experiences as a care giver for his grandfather with Alzheimer’s Disease. He has remarkable experience of working as a volunteer in the social sector and has had an opportunity of working with government, national and international non-profit organizations. He has been very active in the field of patient safety and is currently the Vice Chair of Advisory Group of WHO’s Patients for Patients Safety Program (PFPS). Hussain has also founded Pakistan Patient Safety Initiative and has been working towards several patient safety initiatives such as awareness, advocacy, trainings, patient centred healthcare, community engagement & mobilization and service delivery in the country.
Hussain is also the former Chair and current Board member of International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO), which is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world. Moreover, he is also a member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Observatory on Licensure and Registration.
He is an experienced speaker and a resource person and has been presenting nationally and internationally on different issues like advocacy, patient safety, patients centred healthcare, care giving, partnership in health, organizational development, etc. Hussain is a PhD from the University of Leeds, UK on prevention of genetic disorders. Hussain runs his own tourism company and also works as a consultant in the medical field and has published several publications in international indexed journals.