The World Academy of Sciences prize has been given to only three Pakistani scientists to date
Professor Zulfiqar A Bhutta has been honoured with The World Academy of Sciences 2016 (TWAS) Prize in medical sciences in recognition of his “incisive work on academic paediatrics and public health in Pakistan, which has contributed to shape global child health and policy”.
TWAS prizes are in nine fields and this year 10 winners were announced at the Academy’s 27th General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, according to a statement issued by the Aga Khan University on Wednesday.
An expert on nutrition, newborn and child survival, and micronutrient deficiencies, Professor Bhutta is one of the most cited health sciences scholars from the developing world. He has published eight books, 88 book chapters, and over 725 indexed publications to date, including 145 in the world’s leading journal The Lancet alone.
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