Founder and Chairperson

Mehreen Shahid

Mehreen is the founder of Safe Delivery Safe Mother, which aims to reduce Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of maternal mortality in Pakistan. She has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford and is the recipient of the prestigious Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship. She has wide-ranging experience in policy analysis, evaluation and impact assessment, and has worked in the UK, US and Pakistan on health, education, food security, and poverty alleviation. She is a Global Health Corps Fellow through which she worked with the Clinton Foundation in New York on community and national level health interventions that increase access to quality healthcare. She has worked with the World Bank on increasing routine immunization through building and strengthening healthcare facilities and systems at the community level across Pakistan. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant with extensive private and public sector experience in Pakistan and the Middle East.


Maham Shafique

Head of Design and Development

Maham has a dual master’s degree in public health and public policy and applied social research. She has worked with the World Health Organization on dental policies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.She has been a part of USAID’s Health Strengthening System to improve access and quality of care at the primary healthcare level. She has also worked at The Shepherd Center in Australia that provides early intervention to children with hearing loss. She is interested in working on mental and maternal health in the future to make Pakistan a happier and healthier place.

Head of Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation

Nazuk Iftikhar Rao

Nazuk is a development practitioner based in Pakistan. She has a MS in Economic Development from the University of Glasgow and a MPP in Economic and Political Development with a focus on South Asian region from Columbia University in NY. She has worked as a country program manager UN WFP’s School Feeding project in Pakistan. She has extensively worked with the UNDP in Pakistan, New York and Indonesia as a consultant where she helped with designing public participatory models of intervention for their MDGs and SDGs with the national planning commissions of Pakistan and Indonesia. She has worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation officer for Punjab Rural Support Program and has served as the M&E and Data Officer for the start up Saving9. She is currently working on developing a M&E and Communications model which can be used by local initiatives for using Data to tell stories.