Jasim Anwar

Country of residence

Pakistan

Sector

Academia/Reseach Institution

Knowledge and Skills

Public health, Project implementation, Notifications of events, Monitoring and evaluation, Marriage registration, Birth registration, Death registration, Data management, Civil registration, Vital Statistic and Demography

Languages spoken

English, Punjabi, Urdu

Number of years of experience in CRVS or identity management

2-5

Profile

I am a public health specialist and a development consultant, having extensive and diverse experience in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, Maternal and Perinatal Mortality, Verbal Autopsies, and Information Systems. I have served at various management, and academic positions with the Government of Pakistan, and UN agencies. My notable experience includes working as a consultant with the Planning Commission of Pakistan, WHO, UNDP, and UNESCAP for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics.

Job title

Consultant

Organization
UNESCAP
Dates

Conduct a desk review of the available literature on international best practices for the registration of a vulnerable population and analyze the gaps in current CRVS registration practices, the barriers and enablers in the registration of vulnerable population. Mapping of the current data sources, and review of the existing standards used for data disaggregation, data quality, data dissemination in Pakistan.

Job title

Consultant

Organization
UNDP
Dates
-

Review the existing practices in notification and registration of vital events in the selected three federal areas; analyse generation of vital statistics using available data of vital events; Identify types of vital events currently registered by various stakeholders in federally administered areas; and nalysed SDGs indicators that can be generated through available data sources of CRVS in Pakistan.

Job title

Consultant

Organization
WHO
Dates
-

I was the consultant for the adaptation of WHO 2014 Verbal Autopsy tools and training of Lady Health Supervisors on Verbal Autopsy. I successfully facilitated a consultation process among the Government of Pakistan and UN agencies for the national adaptation of WHO 2014 Verbal Autopsies tools. The project involved the National Ministry of Health Services Regulation and Coordination, provincial health departments, Lady Health Workers Program, and UN agencies.

Job title

Consultant

Organization
Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Government of Pakistan
Dates
-

Gap analysis of current CRVS practices, mapping stakeholders, and potential data sources at the federal and provincial levels.

Name of educational institution

The University of New South Wales

Field of study
Mortality Estimation, Census Methods, Infomation Systems
Type of degree
PhD
Dates
-

During my PhD research, a maternal and perinatal mortality surveillance system was established in a rural district of Pakistan and a cohort of 51,690 women aged 18–49 years, with 7,580 pregnancies were registered. Community workers were trained in verbal autopsy tools (WHO 2012 ver) and performed verbal autopsies on 522 perinatal and 18 maternal deaths in the study population. Completeness the data (mortality estimates) were assessed using capture re-capture methods.

Name of educational institution

The University of Sydney

Field of study
Applied Research
Type of degree
MApSc
Dates
-

My master's degree research project examined the factors responsible for worse reproductive health outcomes in a displaced population following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. I graduated with a distinction in Jan 2011.

Name of educational institution

Ayub Medical College Abbottabad Pakistan

Field of study
Medicine
Type of degree
MBBS
Dates
-

My majors include general medicine and general surgery.

Project name

Assessment of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS practices, resources and functioning in Federally Administrated Areas

Dates
-
Your role Consultant
Geographic region Pakistan
Project name

Gap Analysis of Current CRVS Registration Practices and Mapping of Potential Data-sources focusing Marginalized Population

Dates
Your role Lead Consultant
Geographic region Pakistan
Title

Assessment of CRVS practices, resources and functioning in ICT, AJK & GB

Publisher
Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives
Date published
Role, Position, or Job Title
National Advisor CRVS
Organisation
Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives
Role, Position, or Job Title
Epidemiologist
Organisation
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)