Dr. Nadia Akseer is hosting and participating in a four-part webinar series titled "One Year On: The Pervasive Health Challenges in Afghanistan" that brings together panelists to talk about the ongoing health crises in Afghanistan after the regime change in 2021. Thus far, the panels have been a wealth of information from experts in a wide rage of related fields. Find out more here, and register for the upcoming webinars on November 22, 2022, and December 6, 2022.
New research from The Power of Nutrition and Modern Scientist Global uncovers specifically the cost of stunting (children with low height for their age) to businesses’ bottom lines, as well as to workers’ incomes and the wider economy. Modern Scientist Global in partnership with the Power of Nutrition have published researched which reveals that businesses in low and middle-income countries lose more than a quarter of a trillion dollars (up to $264.6 billion) in revenue every year, due to their employees experiencing chronic undernutrition in childhood.
The study, which was published in The Lancet earlier this year, is the first to quantify the cost of childhood stunting to the private sector in emerging economies and offers pertinent insight with a huge global malnutrition crisis predicted by many, later this year.
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Modern Scientist Global partners with The Power of Nutrition on new research that shows the extent of stunting to the private sector in emerging economies. The research reveals that businesses in low and middle-income countries lose more than a quarter of a trillion dollars (up to $264.6 billion) in revenue every year, due to their employees experiencing chronic undernutrition in childhood. The novel study – The Economic Cost of Stunting to Businesses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – is the first to quantify the cost of childhood stunting to the private sector in emerging economies.
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Modern Scientist Global (MSG) is proud to announce our collaboration with The Asia Foundation (TAF) - MSG will be working on two reports using the Survey of the Afghan People. The reports will focus on migration and livelihoods in Afghanistan. Combining quantitative data analysis, geospatial mapping, policy, and literature reviews alongside consultation with the TAF team, the reports aim to provide donors and policymakers with vital information on improving Afghanistan’s humanitarian situation.
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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint to reach targets for 17 core development goals by 2030. On May 14th, 2022, individuals from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Modern Scientist Global held a march to advocate for Afghanistan's sustainable development goals.
VOA Pashto covered the protest that occurred in front of the White House, the World Bank, and the USAID in Washington, D.C. Click the link below for more information:
VOA PASHTO: Sustainable Development Appeal for Afghanistan
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) and Modern Scientist Global (MSG) will be partnering together in order to "boost" the data journeys of four nonprofits with promising but early-stage proposal concepts. MSG is harnessing the expertise of its multidisciplinary scientists to advance the data journeys of four nonprofits tackling climate and environmental issues in their local communities. Through the PJMF Booster program, MSG will lead individual three-month support sprints with Booster grant partners Sodzo Foundation (Uganda), Center for People and Climate (Bangladesh), Cadasta (USA), and Nature Conservation Foundation (India).
Dr.Nadia Akseer, Hana Tasic and Nikita Japra talk about the start of the data journey:
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In 2019, Dr.Nadia Akseer formed Modern Scientist Global, a research consulting company comprised of young scientists and researchers working in the domain of global public health. Two years later, the St.Catharines native has been named one of Canada's top 20 dynamic chief executive officers by The CEO Publication.
"We try to position ourselves as an impartial group of young scientists and public health professionals who just want to know the truth and want to convey that back to communities based on the science", said Akseer. Now Akseer has been recognized nationally. While at first she was sure it was a mistake, after taking a step back, she is honored and hopes she is inspiration to other women like her. “What this means to me is that a child of war, like me, can still make it in the world provided they have safety, security and opportunity and ultimately,” she said. “On top of that, I’m a woman and that takes me so much further in many ways because women don’t usually have these opportunities back in Afghanistan.”
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This solutions-focused dialogue covered the role of the private sector in addressing undernutrition. Dr.Nadia Akseer
discussed the preliminary findings of the Costing of Stunting study that was done in collaboration with The Power of Nutrition and Modern Scientist Global.
Afghanistan-born Dr. Nadia Akseer, a Johns Hopkins scientist in International Health, talked with Stephanie Desmon about the country’s post-Taliban health system, and why the international community will need to wait and see what might happen under this “new Taliban” coming to power 20 years later.
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Watch the full interview of Dr.Nadia Akseer on Muslim Network TV where she discussed the crucial topics about the recent Afghanistan crisis.
Dr.Nadia Akseer went on to a career as a epidemiologist-biostatistician working with Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta at SickKids, and now John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also a research partner and Scientific Advisor to the Exemplars in Global Health Program. Exemplar News spoke with Dr.Akseer about how Afghanistan can protect their country's health gains as news out of the country reveals that 2,000 of its 3,500 health facilities have closed.
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In this interview, Dr. Nadia Akseer and Dr.Zulfiqar Bhutta discussed urgent priorities related to Afghanistan's unprecedented health crises.
On March 24, 2020, PHSPOT hosted a podcast with Dr.Nadia Akseer, an Epidemiologist-Biostatistician who has spent over 10 years leading research and analyses of clinical and population datasets in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, as well as nutrition in various low-and middle-income countries.
This podcast touched upon the leadership drive Dr.Nadia Akseer possesses; when she decided she wanted to become a leader in her space; whether you need to be in a management position to be a leader; her multiple meetings with Bill Gates; and glimpses into the career path she took. Listen to the podcast here:
The 2018 Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium was hosted by the Gairdner Foundation, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Grand Challenges Canada on October 24, 2018. Dr.Nadia Akseer presented her findings on a study done on "Using Health Metrics for Analysis and Decision-Making for LMICs."
Dr.Nadia Akseer (MSc, PHD) was mentioned in the first-ever list of Canadian Women leaders in global health by the Canadian Society for International Health (2018). Nadia is a biostatistician-epidemiologist based in Toronto. Nadia supported faculty, staff, and students on study design, biostatistics, and analysis, and oversaw several large-scale research initiatives. Nadia has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition in Afghanistan, and the broader South Asia, Africa and the Middle Eastern regions in journals such as The Lancet, The Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, JAMA, and the Annals of the New York Academy of Science.
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A consortium of more than 60 authors from across South Asia and internationally, including from the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, have come together to identify health priorities and recommendations for action to improve health of populations in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world: South Asia.
Nadia Akseer, Centre Biostatistician, led the analysis on maternal and child health in the region along with experts from each country of South Asia. “South Asia comprises a large part of the global population and, strikingly, contains some of the highest maternal and child mortality rates worldwide,” says Nadia. “Gains over the past decade provide evidence that progress is possible, but much more can be done with focus on scaling up evidence based interventions and addressing barriers in reaching the SDGs."
Read more about Dr.Akseer, Dr.Bhutta and other members of the SickKids Centre for Global Health key findings in the domain of child and maternal health: