Department of Health Economics, Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan
Mariyam Sarfraz, MBBS, MSc Social Policy
Lecturer, Department of Health Economics, Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan
I am a Social scientist with a research interest in gender, reproductive health and health systems. Currently I am working as lead researcher on a Dfid/AusAid sponsored research project focused on improving skilled birth attendance in the rural areas of Pakistan.
I graduated with a medical degree in 2005, following which I worked in the area of Hospital Administration and developed an interest in health systems and policy issues. Following on my interest, I studied for an MSc in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences on an academic merit scholarship.
After graduation, I was employed by the Ministry of Health in Health Services Academy as a Lecturer in Department of Health Systems. My responsibilities include designing and teaching courses on Health Systems and Gender, Research Methodology, Health policy and Healthcare Financing; and conducting and supervising research.
Currently I am working as lead researcher on designing an intervention for improving the uptake of skilled birth attendants in the rural areas of Pakistan.
- Pakistan profile of the sexual and reproductive health services available at primary care level - Mariyam Sarfraz