Dr. Raana Zahid MBBS MPH

Associate Director/ Public Health Consultant

Dr. Raana Zahid, MBBS, MPH, is a public health professional, having more than 15 years of experience in service delivery, program development, management, training and research. The service delivery experience includes: MNCH and family planning in urban and rural settings. The management experience includes: project development, planning, resource management, monitoring, reporting and dissemination. The training experience includes: training health managers from public and private sector, LHW, LHV, teachers and field staff. The experience in tool development includes: designing and pre testing training materials, developing a facilitator guide for field staff and Life Skills Curriculum for adolescents. The research experience includes policy analysis using HeRWAI, qualitative studies focused on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and women’s health, intervention/project evaluations, political mapping, stakeholder analysis and data collection in a multi country survey and coordinating  and implementing a  randomized controlled trial (TB patients Learning About Second Hand Smoke) in two districts of Pakistan. In 2002-03, was awarded fellowship of the Population Leadership Program of University of Washington (UW), Seattle, USA. Currently, she is principal investigator of Hookah Trial, a two arm, double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial designed to test efficacy of varenicline in achieving abstinence among hookah smokers.