Ziauddin Hyder Ph.D.

Dr. Ziauddin Hyder is a public health physician with academic training and 26 years of professional experience in the field of public health nutrition program planning and management. He joined the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice in Washington D.C. as a Senior Nutrition Specialist in October 2009, and since then he has been leading policy dialogue and assisting countries primarily in the East and Southern African region to plan and implement HNP strategy with a focus on multisector nutrition.

He led Bank supported operations and made significant contributions in scaling up high impact public health nutrition interventions in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, has been representing the Bank in the global Scale Up Nutrition Donor Network, and within the HNP GP, serving as a focal point for agriculture and nutrition and food fortification.

Also, he has provided nutrition technical support to other counties beyond Africa including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Yemen. He has proven strong passion and ability to work across multiple sectors to achieve greater health and nutrition outcomes. Prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Hyder occupied multiple leadership positions, including Director Research, BRAC (the largest NGO in the world); Senior Nutritionist, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Manager Special Programs, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Director Programs, Sprinkles Global Health Initiative, Hospital for Sick Children; and Food Security and Nutrition Expert, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

He also taught graduate students as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Department of Public Health, and currently he is an Adjunct faculty at the BRAC University James P Grant School of Public Health. Dr. Hyder was trained as a medical doctor, and obtained Masters degree in Food and Nutrition Planning from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, and PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from Umea University, Sweden. He published many scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.