Pakistan

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Rubina Mumtaz  DDS, MPH

Country Director, Pakistan

Rubina Mumtaz was born in Nairobi, Kenya to immigrant Pakistani parents. She moved to Pakistan after high school and graduated with honors cum lauda from Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. With nearly 20 years of experience tucked under her belt, Rubina wears many hats...

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Zahoor Uddin  MD

Project Coordinator and Supervising Physician, Pakistan

Dr. Zahoor Uddin is our Project Coordinator and Supervising Physician for our clinic in Balakot and all of our flood relief efforts across the country. He has been with RMF since the inception of our project in Balakot, Talhatta.

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Zubia Mumtaz  PhD, MPH, MBBS

Research Director, Pakistan

Dr. Zubia Mumtaz is the Director of RMF Pakistan’s research wing. She is also an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Mumtaz’s research focuses on global maternal health, specifically on the social determinants of women’s access to maternal...

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Afshan Bhatti  MS, MBA

Manager, Research Projects

Afshan Bhatti has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and an MBA in International Business from George-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nürnberg, Germany. She has vast experience in both qualitative and quantitative research fields. Before joining RMF, Afshan had...

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Abdullah Nasar   MA

Communications Coordinator

Abdullah Nasar has a Master’s Degree in the field of International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Alongside his work in the development sector (see below), he writes articles on both national and international politics to well-known daily English newspapers, “"The Frontier Post":http://www.thefrontierpost.com” and “"Pulse...

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Bushra Ali   MA

Research Associate

Bushra Ali has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. She is working in the capacity of Research Associate at Real Medicine Foundation since October 2011. Earlier in her career she worked at MDI as Academic Coordinator and as a Researcher at...

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Mujeeb-ur-Rehman  

Project Supervisor, Nowshera MCH Health Center

Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, a graduate of Peshawar University and with a diploma in Health Technology from Malakand University of Swat, started his career by working for two years in the Teaching Hospital of Saidu Sharif in Swat. Following the Taliban invasion of his hometown in Swat, Mujeeb...

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Mohammed Arif  

Laboratory Technician, Nowshera MCH Health Center

Mohammad Arif, a young man from Mardan, KPK earned a diploma in Medical Technology from the Frontier Institute of Medical Sciences Abbottabad in 2009. He re-enrolled in the same institute and earned another diploma in Lab Technology in 2011.

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Rooh Ullah  

Medical Technician, Nowshera MCH Health Center

Mr. Rooh Ullah completed his high school diploma at B.I.S.E. Peshawar and then obtained a diploma in Pathological Investigations from KPK Medical Faculty. He began his career with a series of laboratory technician stints at Al-Khidnat Hospital, Mercy Teaching Hospital, and Quait Teaching Hospital. Having...

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Yasmeen Rafiq  

Lady Health Visitor (LHV), Nowshera MCH Health Center

Ms Yasmeen Rafiq is our Lady Health Visitor in the MCH Center. She earned her LHV diploma from the Khyber Institute of Medical Sciences in 2008. To add value to her qualifications, she completed a course in Ultrasonography from KP Medical Faculty, Peshawar in 2010.

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Jamila Bibi  

Lady Health Worker (LHW), Nowshera MCH Health Center

Ms Jamila Bibi got married at the young age of 15 years and happily settled in her family life. Her husband, a young Pathan man working a daily labor job encouraged his wife to spread her wings and realize her true potential. Jamila first completed...

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Noreen Khan  

Lady Health Worker (LHW), Nowshera MCH Health Center

Ms. Noreen Khan completed her LHW diploma at the University of Peshawar and started her government designated duty as an LHW in her village in Tehsil Nowshera of the same district. Having completed her requisite three years, she then decided to join the development world...

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Dilraz Bibi  

Sanitary Officer, Nowshera MCH Health Center

Dilraz is RMF’s Sanitary Officer in our Nowshera MCH Health Center. She has never attended school cannot read or write at all.

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Fazal Muhammad  

Security Guard, Nowshera MCH Health Center

Fazal Muhammad is a resident of Tarru Jabba and works as a security guard at our Nowshera MCH Health Center.

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Adnan Khan  

Field Supervisor, Swat Housing Project and Swat Medical Clinic

Adnan graduated from the University of Malakand, and soon after graduation, he obtained a diploma as a health technician from the Medical Quality of University of Peshawar. He further enhanced his qualifications with a 1-year diploma in dispensing from the Skill Development Council, Islamabad. His...

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Maria Younas  MBA

Account Officer, Swat Housing Project

Maria Younas holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from the International Islamic University, Islamabad. She also has certification in computer applications (CA), HTML training, website design, programming, and “The Role of a Business Today.”

Maria’s first job is with RMF, and she is...

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Khadija Salman  MD

Lady Doctor, Swat Health Center

Dr. Khadija is a recent graduate of Saidu Shariff Medical University. After completing her internship in February 2016, she decided to get some rural experience to guide her towards a post-graduation field.

Being a resident of Saidu Shariff, Swat means that RMF’s clinic is around...

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Wajid Ali  

Medical Technician, Swat Health Center

Wajid Ali obtained his Diploma of Health Technology from BISE Saidu Sharif, Swat. He began his healthcare career as a staff nurse in Hamdard University Hospital and soon moved to a similar position in Peshawar Children’s Hospital Pvt. Saidu Sharif, Swat.

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Zeenat Gul  

Lady Health Visitor (LHV), Swat Health Center

Zeenat’s academic qualification was initially a master’s degree in Islamic Education from the University of Malakand. However, after a short stint in this arena, she changed her career path to the healthcare arena, where she started by qualifying as an LHV (Lady Health Visitor) at...

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Soni Farhad  

Sanitary Officer, Swat Health Center

Soni Farid had the unfortunate luck to drop out of school after the 7th grade due to family pressure; girls’ education was considered of little use. Soni married at the tender age of 16 and was a mother of 4 children by the age of...

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Ahmed Khan  

Security Guard, Swat Health Center

Ahmed Khan works with RMF as a security guard. His residence is around the block from our Swat Health Center, and he is very grateful for finding a livelihood at his doorstep. He had been working his whole life as a daily laborer in nearby...

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Zakia Bibi  

Research Associate, MNCH Research Studies

Ms Zakia Bibi joined our team as a field-based research associate during our MNCH RAF-funded study in Jehelum. She is a graduate of Political Science and is currently doing her Masters part-time in Sociology.
Zakia loves to be out in the field, sitting with...

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Shamim Akhtar  

Translator/Transcriber, MNCH Research Studies

Ms Shamim Akhtar works with the RMF research wing as a translator/transcriber on a part-time basis. She actually completed her Law degree but soon chose to change her career and did a Masters in Sociology as she is passionate about gender discrimination, having faced it...

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Shabnam Naz  

Translator/Transcriber, MNCH Research Studies

Ms Shabnam Naz is a Science graduate with an additional graduate degree in Education. She began her career as a teacher but was soon drawn into development work. She joined RMF with our MNCH study in Jehlum and Layyah. She is a home-based part-time translator/transcriber...

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Sadia Qamar  

Transcriber, MNCH Research Studies

Ms Sadia Qamar, a Communications specialist from Fatima Jinnah Women University is our key member who transcribes the written Urdu data into the English version which is then shared with the principal investigator for final analysis. She joined RMF as a part-time employee and has...

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Fozia Hussain  MSc

Research Associate

Fozia Hussain is one of RMF’s Research Associates for our CHIR Study Project in Pakistan. Fozia has a MSc Degree in Psychology from the National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-e-Azam University. She started her professional career with an internship at SPARC (Society for the Protection...

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