Dr. Fozia Alvi grew up in Pakistan. She is an American-trained physician who has been working in Calgary for the past 13 years.
Dr. Alvi and her husband Tahir Alvi have always been passionate humanitarians. They have organized several health- and education-related projects in developing nations, including opening a charity-based maternity hospital in rural Pakistan. Dr. Alvi went in for a medical mission to the Bangladesh refugee camps in 2017 and was moved by the plight of Rohingya and has since been an advocate for them. She has spoken at various international levels about this genocide and is also involved in advocacy for the Uyghurs of China with the goal of putting an end to illegal organ harvesting.
Dr. Alvi currently runs her foundation Humanity Auxilium and organizes medical relief missions. She has been given various awards for her advocacy work including a Nobel Prize nomination in 2019 and an Advocacy Award in 2019 by CAMSS.
Dr. Alvi is the mother of three children, chair of Airdrie Community Physician Association and chair of Highland PCN.