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  

Lab 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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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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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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