Abdul Gaffar Billoo

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Abdul Ghaffar Billoo

عبد الغفار بلّو
Born Abdul Ghaffar
(1937-01-14) January 14, 1937 (age 77)
Junagadh, India.
Other names Prof. A.G Billoo
Fields Pediatric, Philanthropy
Institutions Aga Khan University
Memon Medical Institute Hospital
HANDS Pakistan
Pakistan Centre for Autism
Alma mater

Dow Medical College
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Known for HANDS Pakistan (Founder and Chairman)
Notable awards Sitara-i-Imtiaz (2007)[1]
Spouse Mrs. Hajra Billoo (m. 1960)
Website
HANDS Pakistan

Abdul Ghaffar Billoo (Urdu: عبد الغفار بلّو‎ born January 14, 1937) is known Pakistani pediatric endocrinologist at the Aga Khan University (AKU) where he serve as professor of clinical pediatrics.[2] He was awarded with Sitara-i-Imtiaz for public services the most prestigious civilian award by then-President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf in March 2007.[1] He founded HANDS International a Nonprofit organization in Pakistan which has been working since 1975.[3]

Early life[edit]

Billoo was born in prominent Muslim memon family of Junagadh on 1937. He received his early education from his native town in India after partition of India his family was migrated to Pakistan.[4]

Education[edit]

Billoo obtained his MBBS degree from Dow Medical College in 1959. He received his Diploma in Child Health, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from United Kingdom in 1962. He was qualified for his M.R.C.P in 1964 and appointed a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1986.[5]

Career[edit]

Billoo started his professional career in 1959 from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. He joined Institute of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on 1962 located in Glasgow. He was appointed as Registrar in Pediatrics at Seafield Sick Children Hospital Ayrshire,Scotland in 1962 where he worked for three years. After four years in United Kingdom he came back to Pakistan and started practising as Pediatrician later on September 1998 he joined Aga Khan University Hospital as chairman of Department of Pediatrics in the university.[6] He not only served as professor and Head of Pediatrics Department in Dow Medical Collage but also was the part of University of Karachi as Dean Faculty of Medicine for three years.[2]

Honours and awards[edit]

Publications[edit]

Billo has more than 200 publications top 20 publications in United States National Library of Medicine as follows:

  • Role of a Probiotic (Saccharoyces boularidii) in management and prevention of diarrhea.[10]
  • Comparison of oral versus injectable vitamin-D for the treatment of nutritional vitamin-D deficiency rickets.[11]
  • Incomplete Kawaski disease: are we missing it? [12]
  • Perception and practices of breastfeeding of infants 0–6 months in an urban and a semi-urban community in Pakistan: a cross-sectional study.[13]
  • Familial chylomicronemia in a nine months old infant.[14]
  • A family with acute intermittent porphyria.[15]
  • Pulmonary agenesis—vascular airway compression and gastroesophageal reflux influence outcome.[16]
  • Association of literacy of mothers with malnutrition among children under three years of age in rural area of district Malir, Karachi.[17]
  • Association between iron deficiency anemia and febrile seizures.[18]
  • Profile of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia—a hospital study.[19]
  • Impact of socioeconomic conditions on perinatal mortality in Karachi.[20]
  • Cefixime: an oral option for the treatment of multidrug-resistant enteric fever in children.[21]
  • Detection and management of pneumonia by community health workers-a community intervention study in Rehri village, Pakistan.[22]
  • Rehabilitation of grade III protein energy malnutrition on out patients basis.[23]
  • Risk factors of persistent diarrhoea in children below five years of age.[24]
  • Expanded programme of immunization in Karachi.[25]
  • A change of Plasmodium species infecting children in Karachi over the last decade.[26]
  • A traditional diet as part of oral rehydration therapy in severe acute diarrhoea in young children.[27]
  • Comparative clinical trial of acceptability of flavoured vs non-flavoured ORS (WHO formula).[28]
  • Efficacy of co-trimoxazole in infantile gastro-enteritis.[29]
  • Abstracts in World Health Organization's Imemr database.[30]

Philanthropy[edit]

Billoo founded Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) with his few close friends which has been serving humanity since 1975.[31] It works on health, human rights, education, disaster management [32] and poverty alleviation.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 26 Civil Awards Conferred in Sindh Retrieved Daily Times, Saturday, March 24, 2007
  2. ^ a b Aga Khan University Profile
  3. ^ Nearly 72% of girls in Sindh get married before they turn 18 Retrieved The Express Tribune, January 22, 2013
  4. ^ Personality of the Week Program - A Renowned Pediatrician Retrieved Kal Point December 16th, 2012
  5. ^ Brief profile Retrieved, Schildnews Newspaper
  6. ^ Physician Profile The Aga Khan University Hospital
  7. ^ HANDS Pakistan i-Care Fund America Profile
  8. ^ Civil awards conferred Retrieved Daily Dawn, March 24, 2007
  9. ^ AKU confers degrees on 321 students Retrieved, Dawn News, 2012-11-19 02:41:03
  10. ^ Role of a Probiotic Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, 2006 Jul 28;12(28):4557-60.
  11. ^ Comparison of oral versus injectable vitamin-D for the treatment of nutritional vitamin-D deficiency rickets. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health,doi: 07.2009/JCPSP.428431.
  12. ^ Incomplete Kawaski disease: are we missing it? Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 2009 Jan;59(1):42-3.
  13. ^ Perception and practices of breastfeeding of infants 0-6 months in an urban and a semi-urban community in Pakistan: a cross-sectional study. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 2011 Jan;61(1):99-104.
  14. ^ Familial chylomicronemia in a nine months old infant Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2008 Oct;18(10):655-6. doi: 10.2008/JCPSP.655656.
  15. ^ A family with acute intermittent porphyria Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2008 May;18(5):316-8. doi: 05.2008/JCPSP.316318.
  16. ^ Pulmonary agenesis--vascular airway compression and gastroesophageal reflux influence outcome Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jun;41(6):1165-9. Review.
  17. ^ Association of literacy of mothers with malnutrition among children under three years of age in rural area of district Malir, Karachi Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 2005 Dec;55(12):550-3.
  18. ^ Association between iron deficiency anemia and febrile seizures Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2005 Jun;15(6):338-40.
  19. ^ Profile of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia--a hospital study. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 2004 Oct;54(10):509-12.
  20. ^ Impact of socioeconomic conditions on perinatal mortality in Karachi. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 2001 Oct;51(10):354-60.
  21. ^ Cefixime: an oral option for the treatment of multidrug-resistant enteric fever in children. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, South Med J. 1997 Dec;90(12):1204-7.
  22. ^ Detection and management of pneumonia by community health workers-a community intervention study in Rehri village, Pakistan. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 1997 Feb;47(2):42-5.
  23. ^ Rehabilitation of grade III protein energy malnutrition on out patients basis. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 1995 Dec;45(12):312-4.
  24. ^ Risk factors of persistent diarrhoea in children below five years of age. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 1995 Nov;45(11):290-2.
  25. ^ Expanded programme of immunization in Karachi. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 1995 Feb;45(2):34-7.
  26. ^ A change of Plasmodium species infecting children in Karachi over the last decade. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 1994 Jul;44(7):162-4.
  27. ^ A traditional diet as part of oral rehydration therapy in severe acute diarrhoea in young children. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Diarrhoeal Dis Res. 1991 Sep;9(3):258-63.
  28. ^ Comparative clinical trial of acceptability of flavoured vs non-flavoured ORS (WHO formula) Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Pak Med Assoc. 1987 Jul;37(7):167-70.
  29. ^ Efficacy of co-trimoxazole in infantile gastro-enteritis. Retrieved, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, Curr Med Res Opin. 1978;5(6):439-43.
  30. ^ Articles in World Health Organization Imemr database Retrieved, World Health Organization Imemr Database
  31. ^ HANDS on Child Marriages Issue Retrieved, The News International, January 22, 2013
  32. ^ Rehabilitation of Flood Affectees by HANDS Pakistan Retrieved, Fortnightly Medical Newspaper, February 15–28, 2011
  33. ^ Child Abuse Rehabilitated Retrieved, Pakistan Press Foundation, March 2, 2007

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