EITS Student Azam Sher Leads Public Health Outreach in Pakistan

July 27, 2021

Kher-Kun, which means “well-wisher” in Arabic, is a nonprofit founded and headed by Dr. Azam Ali Sher, an EITS graduate student. Sher is mentored by IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Linda Mansfield, University Distinguished Professor and Albert C. and Lois E. Dehn Endowed Chair for the MSU Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Kher-Kun's mission aims to provide public health education to far-flung Pakistani villages with outreach efforts that include, among other avenues, webinars and virtual trainings. 

Sher led a recent Kher-Kun initiative called “Student Leaders in Public Health in Pakistan,” which was enacted in collaboration with the U.S. Mission to Pakistan and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network. The semester-long project was entirely coordinated and funded by Sher while he was working on his research and PhD.

The goal: recruit passionate students from diverse academic and regional backgrounds to train in public health topics with public health experts and Fulbright scholars overseas.

To read more about Sher, his work with Kher-Kun and his research interests, view the original article from MSU CVM at: https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-researcher-leads-public-health-outreach-in-pakistan