Consultation Hours: 9 am to 5 pm: Friday and Saturday
Dr. Farhana is a public health professional with more than 20 years’ working experience in both public and private health sectors in Pakistan. She is a Medical Doctor from Dow Medical College, Karachi; Masters’ in Public Health from Health Services Academy, Islamabad and completed doctorate (PhD) degree from University of New South Wales, Australia.
Her areas of interests are nutrition, maternal and adolescent health, non-communicable diseases and family planning. She has conducted researches as primary and co-investigator and published in peer-reviewed journals. She has presented her work in many national and international forums. She has associated with Aga Khan University, Karachi, HANDS, Greenstar and National Lady Health Workers’ Program and Jhpiego.
Shahid F and Yousuf I. Revitalizing Lady Health Workers’ role in addressing first delay in maternal mortality in Sindh. Oral presentation at 7th Annual Public Health Scientific Conference “Sustainable Development Goals for Health: Collaborating for Prosperity” at Health Services Academy, Islamabad 13-14 December 2016
Nasiruddin Q, Shahid F and Ali A. Capacity building of community midwives using mMentoring in Sindh. Poster presentation at 7th Annual Public Health Scientific Conference “Sustainable Development Goals for Health: Collaborating for Prosperity” at Health Services Academy, Islamabad 13-14 December 2016
Shahid F and Khan S. Assessing post-training service providers’ performance on postpartum family planning services in sixteen districts of Sindh. Oral presentation at 7th Annual Public Health Scientific Conference “Sustainable Development Goals for Health: Collaborating for Prosperity” at Health Services Academy, Islamabad 13-14 December
Shahid F, Kamran Baig and Samia Khan. Improving Providers’ Knowledge to Optimize Postpartum Family Planning Services in Sindh. Oral presentation in 17th Annual Population Research Conference organized by Population Association of Pakistan on November 25-26 2016 in Karachi, Pakistan
Shahid F. Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths Through Integrated MNCH Services and Focusing on Day of Birth in Five Districts of Sindh, Pakistan. Oral presentation at Global Maternal and Newborn Health conference held on 18-21 October 2015 in Mexcio city.
Rahim S, Shahid F, Fitzerglad L, Khoso S. Strengthening clinical and business skills of community midwives to help establish their private practice: A study from Sindh Pakistan. Oral presentation at Global Maternal and Newborn Health conference held on 18-21 October 2015 in Mexcio city.
Shahid F, Razee H, Jayasuriya R, Iqbal R, Qureshi R, and Jabbar A. Challenges to changing lifestyle for women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus in Pakistan. Poster presented in World Diabetes Conference (WDC) held on 4-8 December 2011 in Dubai
Shahid F, Jayasuriya R, Iqbal R, Razee H, Qureshi R, and Jabbar A. Efficacy of a behavior change lifestyle intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with a history of GDM in Pakistan. Annual Research Health Assembly 2009, the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Shahid F, Sarfaraz J and Chaudary A. Cost and Accessibility for Basic Obstetric Care in District Mansehra. Paper presented and published in the proceedings of 3rd Annual Population Research Conference on Population and Sustainable Development in Pakistan held on 19-21 December 2002 in Lahore, Pakistan
Short term Fellowship Support from International Nutrition Foundation
Internship from United Nations Funds for Population (UNFPA), Pakistan
Qamar Zaman Jamali, Rashed Shah, Farhana Shahid, Aisha Fatima, Saraswati Khalsa, Jana Spacek, Presha Regmi. Barriers and enablers for practicing Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in rural Sindh, Pakistan. Accepted for Publication PLoS One. June 2019.
Jin-Won Noh, Young-mi Kim, Jumin Park, Nabeel Akram, Farhana Shahid, Jelle Stekelenburg. Factors associated with the use of antenatal care in Sindh province, Pakistan: A population-based study. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0213987. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213987
Bhutta Z, Klemm R, Shahid F, Christian P and Rizvi A. Treatment effectiveness of iron-folic acid for curing severe anemia and efficacy of additional regimens of multivitamins in enhancing cure among young children (6-24 months) in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Nutrition, August 2009; 139 (8):1568-1574
Walker CL, Bhutta ZA, Bhandari N, Teka T, Shahid F, Taneja S, Black RE. Zinc during and in convalescence from diarrhea has no demonstrable effect on subsequent morbidity and anthropometric status among infants <6 Mo of age. Am J Clin Nutr. March 2007; 85(3):887-94.