Global Policies: Local Inequities in Maternal Health Services use in Pakistan

with Zubia Mumtaz, MBBS, MPH, PhD
9:10 am - 9:40 am

Dr. Mumtaz's work is centered in the area of global maternal and reproductive health, with a focus on developing innovative solutions and programs to address the problem of high maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries. Her research program aims to:

1) Document how multiple and interlocking axis of inequity - gender, poverty and social exclusion - converge to place some groups of women in socially marginalized positions and develop an understanding of how these inequities are related to their excessive risk of reproductive health morbidity and mortality.

2) Assess the performance of health systems in their delivery of maternal/reproductive health services. In partnerships with governments and non-governmental organizations, she conducts implementation research to assess the quality of services (of both community-based programs and facility-based), coverage, and the challenges of scaling up delivery of services, especially to remote, rural populations.


Dr. Zubia Mumtaz is a Professor in the School of Public Health with a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and an MBBS from Aga Khan University.  Dr. Mumtaz is a Member of the Royal Society of Canada; was a Killam Annual Professor from 2016-2017 and received the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Population Health Investigator Award, 2010-2017 as well as the CIHR Gender, Globalization and Health Fellowship, 2007-2010 among many.