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Mehreen Shahid

Mehreen Shahid

Founder and Chairperson, Safe Delivery Safe Mother NGO, Pakistan

Mehreen is the founder of the Safe Delivery Safe Mother (SDSM) NGO, which provides essential and life-saving maternal and reproductive healthcare in Pakistan. She strengthens the public health system through data-driven solutions and building the capacity of frontline Community Health Workers. SDSM has trained over 1,000 Skilled Birth Attendants, who positively impact more than 300,000 annual pregnancies and deliveries across Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan. Her vision is to provide affordable and accessible maternal and reproductive healthcare to the remotest and most underserved areas of Pakistan. She has extensive experience in health, education, social protection, and public-private partnerships, among other sectors. Previously, she has worked at the Clinton Foundation, the World Bank, and McKinsey & Company, in Pakistan, the US, the UK, and the Middle East. She has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Oxford, and is the recipient of the prestigious Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship Award. She is an alumna of the Global Health Corps and Forbes Ignite Fellowship programs. She enjoys outdoor sports, poetry, and travel.

Group Photo from Safe Delivery Safe Mother