Dr Shariq Khoja is a seasoned researcher and high profile leader in the area of eHealth and eLearning. Dr. Khoja has worked as Advisor on Evidence, Capacity and Policy for mHealth Alliance at the United Nations Foundation. He was the founding Director for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) eHealth Resource Centre, and a faculty member at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya and Karachi, Pakistan. He has an extensive background and interest in using eHealth to facilitate health care services and education. He has experience of over 15 years leading Health systems initiatives in developing countries.
Dr. Khoja currently leads eHealth initiatives in about 10 countries of South and Central Asia and East Africa. His research interests focus on creating evidence and policies to guide the implementation of eHealth in developing countries. Dr. Khoja currently holds Grand Challenges grant in Mental Health and Rising Star in Global Health. Dr. Khoja has successfully raised over six million dollars in research funding from International donors.
Industry Expertise (5)
Information Technology and Services
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (13)
University of Calgary: Ph.D., Health Research 2006
Aga Khan University: MBBS, Medicine 1996
- COMSATS Institute of Information Technology : Associate Professor
Media Appearances (2)
Medical innovation: Wristband for pregnant women launched
The Express Tribune online
“Every woman should be monitored regularly for her vital signs, which is essential to ensure a healthy pregnancy,” said Dr Shariq Khoja, a member of the team. “The wristbands will revolutionise the time-consuming procedure of testing vital signs. The end user can benefit from this innovation by mid-2014.”...
Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and Poverty
Inter Press Service online
There is only one psychiatrist in Badakshan Province where Scott and colleague Shariq Khoja will be working. “We want to educate community health workers and get them to talk about mental disabilities,” Scott told IPS. To reach Afghan youth, informative text (SMS) messages sent to their mobile phones will hopefully reduce some of the stigma and get some discussion going, he said...
Event Appearances (1)
2012 eHealth Conference University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Impacts of e-health on the outcomes of care in low-and middle-income countries: where do we go from here?Bulletin of the World Health Organization
E-health encompasses a diverse set of informatics tools that have been designed to improve public health and health care. Little information is available on the impacts of e-health programmes, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. We ...
A systematic review of the use of telehealth in Asian countriesJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
We conducted a systematic review of the literature on telehealth in Asia. The Medline database was searched, together with three specialist journals, for peer-reviewed articles published in the ten years to June 2007 which were related to any telehealth ...
e-Health readiness assessment tools for healthcare institutions in developing countriesTelemedicine and e-Health
e-Health Readiness refers to the preparedness of healthcare institutions or communities for the anticipated change brought by programs related to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This paper presents e-Health Readiness assessment tools developed ...
Validation of self-reported history of colorectal cancer screeningCanadian Family Physician
This study aims to determine the validity of self-reported history of colorectal cancer (CRC) testing consisting of fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) in the past 2 years or endoscopy (flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) in the past 5 years by comparing it ...
Colorectal cancer screening: practices and attitudes of gastroenterologists, internists and surgeonsCanadian Journal of Surgery
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recommended the use of annual or biennial fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and flexible sigmoidoscopy in the periodic health examination of asymptomatic people over 50 years of age. Therefore, we ...