7 January 2022
Dr. Akram has been working with Johns Hopkins University in different leadership and technical roles for 16 years and is currently a Senior Research Associate and faculty in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this capacity, he is overseeing implementation of USAID’s flagship rehabilitation and health systems activity – Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems, or ReLAB-HS, as Director Operations. Previously, he held the position of Director for Asia for Jhpiego – another Johns Hopkins affiliate, for over 10 years with an annual portfolio of $80 million of projects in MNCH/RH, non-communicable diseases, health systems strengthening, and private sector engagement. Dr. Akram has developed several program designs of large, multimillion dollar development projects in LMICs and has spearheaded their successful implementation. Dr. Akram is a medical doctor with advanced degrees in business, and health policy and management. As a medical and business professional, Dr. Akram has a proven record of providing high-level programmatic and technical leadership at country, regional and global levels.