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Anita Zaidi

Anita Zaidi is the director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases (EDD) program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the Ruby and Karim Bahudar Ali Jessani Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University. In 2013 Anita became the first recipient of the $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize for work in one of Karachi’s poverty stricken fishing communities to save children’s lives.