Dr. Sumaira Nasim Siddiqi

Sumaira Nasim Siddiqi

Dr. Sumaira
Nasim Siddiqi

Assistant Professor

Institution: School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences

Country: Pakistan

Primary Research Interests: Role of healthy lifestyle (particularly healthy diet) in prevention and management of chronic diseases at different life-stages, Public Health Nutrition. 

Research activities relating to the ACTTM Assessment approach: In Pakistan, 15 million people are ≥ 60 years, thus represents 7% of the country’s total population. It is expected that by 2050, the population of old age will be double. With the rise in aged population, demand for healthcare system will increase. Pakistan is already facing burden of chronic diseases, with limited qualified healthcare force, fragile and fragmented healthcare system. Thus, it is high time to find possible healthcare solutions for aged population by initiating culture-specific research activities, so they have a good quality life and can contribute to society.