November 25, 2022
With this exciting new series comes an opportunity for our community to hear firsthand the authentic and remarkable stories of our accomplished alumni across Pakistan and around the world. Learn from the real stories behind the successes and failures of LUMS alumni as they navigate different paths, and garner candid insights from these inspirational stories.
Tune in for Episode 5 with Mehreen Shahid (BSc 2009): Making an Impact through Social Entrepreneurship on Facebook Live. This episode will be moderated by Dr. Furrukh Khan, Associate Professor, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), LUMS.
About the Speaker
Mehreen Shahid (BSc 2009), the founder of Safe Delivery Safe Mother (SDSM). Mehreen is a development practitioner with over 10 years of experience in health, education, gender equality, social protection, and public-private partnerships, among other sectors. She has implemented successful public-private partnership delivery models that strengthen public health systems, developed monitoring and evaluation frameworks, launched digital data reporting tools, conducted advocacy campaigns, and built capacity of community health workers and skilled birth attendants.
Previously, she worked at the Clinton Foundation, the World Bank and McKinsey & Company in Pakistan, in the U.S., UK and Middle East. She has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford, and is the recipient of the prestigious Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship, which is awarded to one Pakistani woman annually. She is an alumna of the Global Health Corps Fellowship and was the first Pakistani to be selected. She was the first and only Pakistani woman selected among 30 women globally for the Forbes Ignite Fellowship, to solve critical public health challenges. She has spoken at prominent national and global events on women’s rights, social justice, gender equity and maternal health and is a TEDx speaker.
Join the chat with Mehreen as she shares her story of establishing Safe Delivery Safe Mother (SDSM), an NGO that provides essential and life-saving maternal and reproductive healthcare for rural, remote, and low-resource communities in Pakistan, and reflects on the motivation behind her journey.