|Chairman of UNICEF|
|Preceded by||Sadako Ogata|
|Succeeded by||Paal Bog|
Khawaja Zaki Hasan, known as Zaki Hasan or K. Zaki Hasan, is a Pakistani physician, neuropsychiatrist and a former chairman of UNICEF (1979–1980).
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
Neuropsychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system. It preceded the current disciplines of psychiatry and neurology, which had common training, however, psychiatry and neurology have subsequently split apart and are typically practiced separately. Nevertheless, neuropsychiatry has become a growing subspecialty of psychiatry and it is also closely related to the fields of neuropsychology and behavioral neurology.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund, retaining the original acronym, "UNICEF".
He was professor of neuropsychiatry at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi,and was particularly focused on the health and social aspects of children. He became a member of the UNICEF executive board at the international level in 1972 and served until 1981, for the last terms as first vice-chairman and finally as chairman.
The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre is located at Rafiqui Shaheed Road in Karachi Cantonment area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In 2015, approximately one million patients visit the hospital complex annually and it is considered one of the biggest government-operated hospitals in Karachi.
Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan, and fifth-most-populous city proper in the world. Ranked as a beta world city, the city is Pakistan's premier industrial and financial centre and is considered as the cultural, economic, philanthropic, educational, and political hub of the country. Karachi is also Pakistan's most cosmopolitan city. Situated on the Arabian Sea, Karachi serves as a transport hub, and is home to Pakistan's two largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, as well as the Pakistan's busiest airport, Jinnah International Airport.
Agha Hasan Abedi, was a Pakistani banker and philanthropist. Abedi was involved in fraud in the scandalous Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) which he founded in 1972.
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