Dr. Sultana Khanum, a paediatrician is currently working as Chief Advisor of HealthPrior21 which is a web-based Health Portal to reach women and children in remote and crisis areas of Bangladesh and South Asian countries; and she also works as a Freelance International Public Health consultant worldwide, currently involve with Global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. She received her Doctoral degree or PhD on paediatric clinical nutrition: the cost-effective approach of management of severe malnutrition from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London and she has completed her Masters on Community Health in Developing Countries from LSHTM, University of London. She has more than 4 decades of working experience in health and development worldwide as reflected in her carrier. She worked as Medical Director Save the Children UK, Bangladesh and served as Regional Advisor for Nutrition and Food safety in Southeast Asia Region of World Health Organization (WHO) and at the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the WHO HQ in Geneva, she then became Director for Health System Development in WHO SEAR Region. She has authored several publications in various journals including Lancet, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European journal of clinical nutrition etc, Her publications reflect her research interests in health and nutrition of children right from conception of their mothers. She is a peer reviewer of nutrition-related books and publications including WHO documents. She is serving as a steering group member of Global Civil Society Network for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), a Global country lead movement; and member of Global CSO on ICN2 ( 2nd International Conference of Nutrition). She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and also a member of society for international development.
She is awarded Woodruff Medal by LSHTM, University of London.