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Dr. Saima Hamid 

Title: Assistant Professor , Head of MNCH Department , Health Services Academy mail B203 (First Floor)
Disciplines:Reproductive Health, MNCH, Research Paradigms +92-51-9522290-4 ext.130
Research Areas: Young people, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, child health +92-51-9255591
dr.saimahamid@hsa.edu.pk

Background

Dr. Saima Hamid is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Health Services Academy (HSA). She started working at the Academy as a Research Officer in 1998. In 2000 she was appointed as the Instructor through Public Service Commission. She completed her MSPH from HSA in 2001. Dr Hamid completed her PhD from Karolinska Institute in 2010. She is currently heading the MNCH Department and coordinating the Centre of Excellence in MNCH.

Education

  • PhD, Karolinska Institute, Department of Public Health Sciences Global Health Division, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
  • MSPH (M.Sc in Public Health, 2001) Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • MBBS December 1991, Fatimah Jinnah Medical College, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • B.Sc. April 1989, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Research And Teaching

  • Reproductive Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Family planning
  • Teaching Pedagogies

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Health Services Academy, Cabinet Division, GoP (Sept 2007 onwards).
  • Instructor, Health Services Academy, Cabinet Division, GoP (2000-2007)
  • Research Officer, Health Services Academy, Cabinet Division, GoP (1998-2000).
  • Associate Research Specialist with the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Department of Anatomy (1992 to 1994).

Publications

  • Sarfraz, M, Yaqoob, A, Hamid, S. Contextual determinants of Skilled Birth Attendant utilization: An In-depth Analysis of Pakistan Demographic Household Survey. Pak J of Public Health, Islamabad 2013; 3(4):31-38. (http://www.hsa.edu.pk/journal/2013/December_Vol 3 No 4.pdf)
  • Hamid, S., Johansson, E., & Rubenson, B. (2009). “Who am I? Where am I?” Experiences of married young women in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan. BMC Public Health, 9(1), 265.
  • Hamid, S., Johansson, E., & Rubenson, B. (2010). Security lies in obedience- Voices of young women of a slum in Pakistan. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 164.
  • Hamid, S., Johansson, E., & Rubenson, B. ‘Good parents’ strive to raise ‘innocent daughters’. Cult Health Sex. 2011 Aug;13(7):841-51. Epub 2011 Jun 9.
  • Hamid S., Stephenson R., & Rubenson, B. Marriage Decision Making, Spousal Communication and Reproductive Health among Married Youth in Pakistan. Glob Health Action. 2011 Jan 11;4. doi: 10.3402/gha.v4i0.5079.
  • Hamid S; Stephenson R. Provider and Health Facility Influences on Contraceptive Adoption in Urban Pakistan. International Family Planning Perspectives, 2006, 32(2):71–78
  • Mansoor F, Hamid S, Mir T et al. Incidence of Traumatic injection neuropathy among children in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2005:Vol. 11(4): 798-804.
  • Siddiqi S; Hamid S; Rafique G et al. Prescription Practices of Public and Private Health Care Providers in Attock District of Pakistan.  Int. J. Health Plann Mgmt 2002: 17 23-40.
  • Nigral input to the CM-PF thalamic complex in the cat. D. S. Yamasaki, C Fitzpatrick, S. Hamid and G. J. Royce, Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53706. Soc. Neurosci Abstr., Vol 20, Part I, p.145-20,1994.
  • Hamid, S., Malik, A. U., & Richard, F. (2014). Stillbirth—a neglected priority: Understanding its social meaning in Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 64(3), 331-333.
  • Hamid, S., Malik, A. U., Kamran, I., & Ramzan, M. (2014). Job satisfaction among nurses working in the private and public sectors: a qualitative study in tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan. Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare, 7, 25.
  • Sarfraz, M., & Hamid, S. (2014). Challenges in delivery of skilled maternal care-experiences of community midwives in Pakistan. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 14(1), 59.
  • Hamid, S., Johansson, E., & Rubenson, B. ‘Good parents’ strive to raise ‘innocent daughters’. Cult Health Sex. 2011 Aug;13(7):841-51. Epub 2011 Jun 9.
  • Hamid S., Stephenson R., & Rubenson, B. Marriage Decision Making, Spousal Communication and Reproductive Health among Married Youth in Pakistan. Glob Health Action. 2011 Jan 11;4. doi: 10.3402/gha.v4i0.5079.

Grants and Research

Dr Hamid has been involved in research projects of estimated total funding of GBP 120,000 in various capacities including Principle, Co-principle Investigator and Technical Advisor. The detail is as under:

  • Young Women’s Reproductive Health – studies in slum setting of Pakistan funded by GIZ (completed 2010).
  • Technical Advisor:  Communication Skills of Community Midwives funded by RAF, Pakistan, Round-2 Small Grant (ongoing).
  • Information uptake and processing by girls and young women in Pakistan funded by RAF, Pakistan, Round-4 Small Grant (ongoing).
  • Job satisfaction amongst nurses: comparison of nurses working in private and public sector hospitals funded by GIZ (completed 2005)

Honours And Awards

  • Awarded scholarship on merit for M.Sc. in Public Health, HSA Islamabad 26th January, 2001

Experience

Academic and Research Appointments

  • More than 12 years teaching experience at post graduate level.
  • Supervision of MSPH students’ thesis at Health Services Academy
  • Course leader/Facilitator for Master’s Global Health at Karolinska Institute September 2011.
  • Associate Research Specialist with the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Department of Anatomy from 13 March 1992 to 31 December 1994.
  • Demonstrator for the Neuro-anatomy course, first year medical students at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Medical School 1992-1993.

Presentations in International Conferences

  • Conference on “Child Survival”; organized by Swedish International Development Agency in Dhaka Bangladesh at Icddr from January 20-24th 2008.
  • Oral presentation titled, “Experiences of Married Life among Female Adolescents in an Urban Slum in Pakistan” at the “Investing in Young People’s Health and Development: Research That Improves Policies and Programs Conference” held in Abuja, Nigeria April 27-30, 2008.
  • Oral presentation titled, “Security lies in obedience- Voices of young women of a slum in Pakistan” at the “9th IAAH World Congress” held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 28-30, 2009.

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