Maternal and Child Health

The Department of Maternal and Child Health was established in 1962 at the Institute of Public Health. This program prepares the graduates of Maternal and 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 and Research Activities

The MCH department’s teaching and research activities focus on the basic reproductive processes and biological and social determinants affecting women, children, adolescents and 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 and adolescent health, gender violence, family planning, sexually transmitted infectious, HIV/AIDS, family and 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



Dr. Rukhsana Hameed
Head of the Department

Dr. Faiza Rabbani
Dr. Summia Khan
Dr. Mahum Farooq