International Alliance of Patients' Organizations, Mr. Hussain Jafri, Chair


















Hussain Jafri is the Secretary General and IAPO Representative of the Council for Alzheimer’s Pakistan, the national association of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Hussain founded Alzheimer’s Pakistan in 1999 as a result of his experiences as a care giver for his grandfather with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Hussain runs his own tourism company and also works as a consultant in the medical field. He is working as Research Coordinator for University of Leeds, UK and Cambridge University, UK in a collaborative research program on gene location between Pakistan and the UK, funded by Wellcome Trust Grant. He also works closely with the government of Pakistan on various health issues. At present, he is Coordinating a Safe Motherhood Initiative between the Government of Punjab, UNICEF and Lady Willingdon Hospital Lahore, which is the largest maternity hospital in the region.

Hussain has remarkable experience of working as a volunteer in the social sector and has had an opportunity of working with government, national and international non-profit organisations. Besides his commitment to IAPO, he is an active Board Member of numerous other organisations including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)
  • Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan
  • Thalassaemia Society of Pakistan
  • Pani Pakistan
  • Jahandad Society for Community Development


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