Faculty Profile

Dr. Ayesha Babar Kawish

PhD Public Health Scholar QAU
Associate Professor & Head

Dr. Ayesha Babar Kawish is a medical doctor and a Public health specialist. She initially worked as clinical practitioner for a decade from 1994 reaching out to community at household level with special focus on women and children in areas around Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Quetta and Gilgit. Health education sessions were a regular feature in villages around Gilgit and Hunza, Haripur and Kohat. This experience motivated her to pursue Public health working closely with health care providers and lay people. In addition she has dedicated herself in academics from 2005 working in Foundation Medical college Rawalpindi, CMH Lahore Medical College and Khyber Medical University institute of medical sciences Kohat conducting lectures, community MNCH projects, screening camps and health advocacy campaigns. Her participation in National and International Public Health conferences, seminars and capacity building workshops has polished her into a seasoned Public Health Professional.

Dr. Ayesha is also reviewer of many medical and public health journals. She is a PhD Public Health Scholar with Quaid-i-Azam University, paper setter and examiner in various undergraduate and post graduate medical universities.Dr. Ayesha since 2013 is working in Al-Shifa School of Public Health as Associate professor and Head of Department. She is working closely with various institutes like Sustainable developmental policy institute with special focus on maternal and child health, inequities in health, leadership and reproductive rights. Sun Academia and Nutrition international with focus on maternal and adolescent nutrition. Allama iqbal open university for training the trainers in research methodology. Safe motherhood alliance on the quality of care improvement around child birth by inculcating Respectful maternity care. With MONHSRC and UNICEF for training the trainers for newborn care. During PhD course work was attached with Health Policy Think Tank with Ministry of National Health Services and Regulation, Islamabad.

Dr. Ayesha believes that sustained ,across the board efforts involving women and health care level facilities can generate evidence based approaches which in turn will create desirable awareness and acceptance of priorities in health, improved quality of maternal and newborn services in presence of equity and respect.