Dr Afreenish Amir (MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology), MPH, PhD (Microbiology) medical microbiologist with over thirteen years of experience in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases; currently working as Project Director National Fungal Disease Surveillance System at National Institutes of Health, Pakistan. She is working on implementation of National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, GLASS, AMR and AMC Surveillance, Stewardship and Advocacy in Pakistan. She works on Pakistan AMR Surveillance System (PASS), Asia Pathogens Genomics Initiative, Tricycle One Health AMR Surveillance Project (WHO), Environmental Surveillance of Cholera & Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. She has 51 publications in national and international journals and many are underway.
She is a Harvard Kennedy School and GCSP Geneva alumna (on Global Health Security), GIBACHT fellow on biosafety and biosecurity (Germany), Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2015 (CQI, IRCA UK, Hong Kong Veritas), Chair Emerging Leaders program in Infectious Diseases ISID (USA), Visiting Faculty Rawalpindi Medical University, member “WHO Advisory Group on Bacterial Priority Pathogen List”, member WHO expert Group for Global AMR Research Agenda in human health, Pakistan Biological Safety Association Federal Region Chapter Head, Consultant Clinical Microbiology for American Society of Microbiology USA, and Board Member for Mehnaz Fatima Foundation Gilgit.