About Us   The Team  
Dr. Asher Hasan is a 2009 member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a TED Fellow and a Draper Richards Social Entrepreneur Fellow for 2009-2011. In addition, Naya Jeevan and he are the recipients of a $75,000 1st prize in the 2008 NYU Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. Prior to launching Naya Jeevan, Dr. Hasan served in the capacity of Senior Director of the US Medical Affairs Obesity team for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During his tenure in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Hasan also completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Business Development
Business Solutions
Shabbir is a science graduate. He has served in the MIS group at Greenstar Social Marketing where he also assisted the Regional (South) team in project management and operations.
Corporate Development
Member Services
Dr. Aftab Iqbal completed his medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College. After completing his house job in Pindi he secured a Fulbright Scholarship to the US. He obtained a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests are focussed around social disparities and the health of the vulnerable.
Dr. Fahad Khawaja is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Karachi. He is also working towards a MBA (Health Management) degree during his weekends. Besides extensive experience in public and private sector hospitals across Karachi, he has worked for NJI (New Jubilee Insurance) for two years. He is well versed in case management, employee and hospital claims settlement.
Dr. Sara Salman is a graduate of Sind Medical College, Karachi, has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Karachi, and a Masters in Public Health from Baqai University. She previously worked at Greenstar Social Marketing Pakistan as a Master Trainer and then as a Manager of Health Services. She has a rich set of experiences in Social Marketing, Medical Training and Public Administration.
Dr. Shifa S. Habib completed her MBBS from Ziauddin University before she enrolled in a one year internship program at Civil Hospital Karachi. With Bioethics as her major research interest, she worked extensively in the field of Bioethics in collaboration with Centre of Bioethics and Culture, SIUT, before joining Naya Jeevan. She is still currently involved in a few research projects with CBEC.
Huma Dawood has received her Bachelors in Biology from Duke University and Masters in Genetics from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Oxford University. After working in Shaukat Khanum on HPV and cervical cancer, she has joined the Naya Jeevan team to create and deliver cancer awareness workshops. She also liaises with other cancer charity institutions to create collaborative efforts and unite Pakistan in the battle against cancer.
Sarwat completed her M.Sc in Research, Guidance/Counseling and Educational Psychology from Karachi University through R.L.A.K. Govt. college of Home Economics during the session of 2007-2009. Her past work experience has been with Citibank, Karachi Marriott Hotel, Gerry’s and DHL Pakistan. She has extensive experience in managing and retaining clients, customer service, and business development. Some successful projects include, coordinating the launch of the first consumer credit card by Citibank in Pakistan while working with the merchant team, organizing events at the Karachi Marriot Hotel for longer staying guests, re-opening more than 5 key accounts at DHL Pakistan, and singularly operating the claims department for more than 2 years at DHL.