Second Annual RAF Conference: Bridging the Gap – Evidence to Policy and Pratice Change

March 28, 2013

Dr. Rubina Mumtaz and Abdullah Nasar

The second annual conference of the Research Advocacy Fund (RAF) titled: “Bridging the Gap – Evidence to Policy and Practice Change” was held in Islamabad on 21st March 2013. The aim of the conference was to give an update on all the projects funded by RAF and sharing of the findings and recommendations with policy makers, key stakeholders and other grantees.

Photo: Dr. Afshan Bhatti and Dr. Rubina Mumtaz

The conference started with the welcome speech of Mr. Peter Upton, Country Director British Council. A large number of people from different Governmental, Nongovernmental, National and International organizations attended the conference. RMF was represented by Dr. Rubina Mumtaz, Country Director, Ms. Afshan Bhatti, Research Projects Manager, Abdullah Nasar, Communication Coordinator, and Ms. Bushra Ali, Research Associate. 

Maternal Health experts gave detailed presentations one by one on the factors affecting Maternal Health, i.e. financing, socioeconomic and cultural factors etc. During conference, different organizations presented posters  reflecting their respective Maternal Health Projects. Real Medicine Foundation’s Community Midwives’ project poster was displayed and presented by Ms. Afshan Bhatti who shared the latest developments of the study and tackled a volley of questions by participants.

For full readable PDF versions of poster click on link at the bottom of this page.

The conference ended with a vote of thanks and closing remarks by Martin Fryer, Director Programmes, British Council.