Who is Saima Wazed daugther of Sheikh Hasina, biography, age, family, husband, education

Who is Saima Wazed daugther of Sheikh Hasina, biography, age, family, husband, education

Saima Wazed is the daughter of Sheikh Hasina, the present Bangladeshi prime minister, have a look at her age, husband and children

Find out more about her.

Saima Wazed, a psychologist and mental health specialist who is renowned for being the daughter of Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina, is set to take over as the head of the World Health Organization’s South East Asia Region (SEAR).

Who is Saima Wazed daugther of Sheikh Hasina, biography, age, family, husband, children, education

In a closed-door meeting held during the 76th regional committee meeting of SEAR in New Delhi, the ten SEAR member states nominated Wazed to be the next regional director, according to an announcement made by the WHO on Wednesday.

The WHO added that at its 154th session, which is set to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, in January 2024, the Executive Board of the organization would be presented with Saima Wazed’s nomination.

But the votes, which were cast by all ten of the member nations, came after a contentious campaign. Throughout the campaign, several medical specialists contended that the more competent candidate was Wazed’s opponent, Nepali veteran Shambhu Prasad Acharya, the WHO official. They contended that Wazed’s nomination could be perceived as an act of nepotism.

Due to all this, Saima Wazed has become a trending topic of discussion, with many people trying to find out more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:


Who is Saima Wazed?

Saima Wazed is a Bangladeshi psychologist, mental health specialist, and autism activist. She has been in the news because she is going to be the head of the WHO’s South East Asia Region (SEAR).

She was born on 9 December 1972 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her father is Dr. M. A Wazed Miah, a renowned physicist and nuclear scientist, and her mother is Sheikh Hasina, the present prime minister of Bangladesh. She also has a brother named Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, a well-known Bangladeshi businessman and politician. Many people fondly called her Putul.

After completing her schooling, Saima Wazed graduated from Barry University.


Wazed has been educated in Bangladesh, India, and the US and she is pursuing her doctoral degree from Barry University and is the chairperson of her own NGO – Shuchona Foundation – a not-for-profit advocacy, research and capacity-building organization based in Dhaka.

She is married, and her husband’s name is Khandakar Masrur Hossain Mitu, renowned for being the son of Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. Saima and Mitu are the parents of four children.

She is currently 50 years old.

Her career

Saima Wazed organized the South Asian Autism Conference in 2011 and currently chairs the National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Her efforts resulted in the World Health Assembly’s resolution on autism spectrum disorders being adopted.


In addition, from 2014 to 2018, she represented autism globally on the WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health. In 2016, she presided over the UNESCO International Jury Board meeting on the Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Saima Wazed was named the 2017 South-East Asia “WHO Champion for Autism” and was appointed a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism. She has been a member of the Commission for Universal Health since 2022.

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