Maternal and Child Health Department

The Department of Maternal & Child Health was established in 1962 at the Institute of Public Health. This program prepares the graduates of Maternal & Child health to protect, promote and monitor the health and wellbeing of women, children, adolescent and families, which is achieved through the trainings involving expertise from various disciplines of public health like Epidemiology, Demography, Biostatistics, Public Health Practices and Administration, Nutrition, Occupational Health and Environmental Health and Management. Graduates are trained as researchers, health mangers, administrators and public health consultants.

Academic & Research Activities

The MCH department’s teaching & research activities focus on the basic reproductive processes and biological and social determinants affecting women, children, adolescents & families on local and national level.

The faculty from all the disciplines at Institute of Public Health participates in the training of MMCH graduates. The MCH department focuses on maternal and prenatal, newborn, child & adolescent health, gender violence, family planning, sexually transmitted infectious, HIV/AIDS, family & school health, reproductive health, mortalities and morbidities related to women and children and their consequence.

There are two centers housed in MCH department which provide static services and home visits to the catchment area community. Their basic purpose is teaching and training of the postgraduate students.

Preventive Services

Registration of families, married women of child bearing age, infants, children under 5 years and adolescents to provide:

  • Antenantal Care
  • Postnatal Care
  • Health Education and Councelling
  • Growth Monitoring
  • Breast Feeding and Complimentary Feeding

Faculty Members

 

Dr Rukhsana Hameed
APWMO
Head of the Department

 
   
Dr. Faiza Rabbani
Demonstrator
Dr. Summia Khan
Demonstrator
   
Dr. Huda Sarwar
Demonstrator