Farida Shah, MPH BSc,N with over 16 years of experience working to improve Nursing & Midwifery education polices, curricula and educational standards in various countries with international organizations. Her expertise includes nursing & midwifery education policies, strategies, training curricula, quality assurance standards and assessment guidelines and policies in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Lesotho South Africa. Her areas of expertise include provide technical support to nursing & midwifery institutions including training, assessments and quality assurance and faculty development.
From 2008- 2012, Ms. Shah worked in Afghanistan, holding positions with Jhpiego and Aga Khan University where she strengthened midwifery and nursing institutions and programs. Then, from 2012-2014, Ms. Shah returned to Pakistan where she worked as Midwifery Advisory for Jhpiego USAID-funded MCHIP program. During this time, Ms. Shah succeeded in materializing the concept of Midwife-Led Birthing Centers in Pakistan’s Sindh province and standardizing five midwifery schools according to the standard based management and recognition approach for education. From 2014-2015, Ms. Shah has been working as a consultant for Arjumand and Associates, Pakistan Nursing Council and UNFPA Pakistan that focus on the midwifery workforce planning, policy and in-service training of reproductive health providers. Over last 5 years Ms. Shah has been working with UNFPA Lesotho, Palladium group Pakistan (DAFPAK Project) to improve reproductive health services and trainings.