Challenges for Pakistani Women
Raana Zahid, MBBS, MPH, is a public health professional, having 15 years of experience in service delivery, program development, management, training and research. The service delivery experience includes: provision of sexual and reproductive health services including MNCH and family planning in urban and rural settings, health talks in Mothers’ clubs, screening patients in health camps in remote rural areas, managing referrals and contraceptive surgery at RHS-B centre. The management experience includes: project development, planning, resource management, monitoring, reporting and dissemination. The training experience includes: training health managers from public and private sector, LHW, LHV, teachers and field staff in reproductive health package, infection prevention, leadership, communication skills, team building, self awareness, Life Skills for adolescents and Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument (HeRWAI). The experience in tool development includes: designing and pre testing training materials, developing a facilitator guide for field staff and Life Skills Curriculum for adolescents. The research experience includes policy analysis using HeRWAI, qualitative studies focused on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and women’s health, intervention/project evaluations, political mapping, stakeholder analysis and data collection in a multi country survey. In 2002-03, was awarded fellowship of the Population Leadership Program of University of Washington (UW), Seattle, USA.