Having more than 13 years of experience in development, implementation and evaluation of public health programs in and outside Pakistan, he is an acclaimed advocate of empowering individuals and communities through strategic communication and advocacy on issues like reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), mental health and development, and communicable diseases.
He completed his PhD at USC‐Columbia. Dr. Haq is a cutting edge researcher in the field of health communication and has tested several innovations like incorporation of cognitive behavioural techniques into health communication, combining maternal mental health and early child education into child health and nutrition programs, and use of information technology to improve health behaviours and enhance health linkages. He is a strong proponent of translating research into policy and practice.
He has held senior leadership positions in public and private health sectors in Pakistan and served on national and provincial committees. Dr. Haq is a prolific writer and has widely published on health and development issues.