Cooking Demo with Samina Ahmad: Pakistan's "Martha Stewart" of Healthy Living
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Friday, April 4
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sponsored By: Atlas Planning Committee, Center for Global Citizenship
Dr. Samina Ahmad graduated from the University of Punjab, in Pakistan with a degree in medicine, and has worked at Services Hospital, the National Institute of Child Health, and as a Casualty Medical Officer. She started her own practice at the Family Practice Health Care Clinic for Women and Children. Deeply concerned about healthcare and its availability to underprivileged women and children, Dr. Ahmad subsequently built and administered the Al-Rehman Welfare Trust & Medical Center in Karachi, Pakistan. Along with her husband, she launched the Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI). The New York-based NGO focuses on three main areas: interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue, global health and wellness, and music education.
Dr. Ahmad concurrently developed a second career in scriptwriting, directing, producing, and hosting numerous highly popular television programs targeted at healthcare, nutrition, family planning and social issues. Compared as the Martha Stewart of Pakistan, for many years, Dr. Ahmad hosted television programs on healthful cooking, family issues, and nutrition. Come join us as Samina will demonstrate and discuss healthy ways to cook South Asian food.