Advances in Behavioral Health Policy Seminar: Siham Sikander – Task-shifting for Maternal Mental Health in Pakistan

Date(s) - 03/04/2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Advances in Behavioral Health Policy presents:

Task-shifting for Maternal Mental Health in Pakistan: Lessons & Implications from the Bachpan Cohort Study

Dr. Siham Sikander
Health Services Academy, Islamabad

March 4, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST


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Dr. Siham Sikander is a global mental health academic, with interest in developing and testing task-shifted maternal mental health interventions in low resource settings. Dr. Sikander co-leads a birth cohort with Dr. Joanna Maselko in Pakistan. It’s called the Bachpan (ie. childhood in the local language) Cohort study and was established in 2014 within Pakistan. The cohort is currently in its seventh year of follow ups. It is providing insights into maternal mental health, which carry implications and lessons for developing health system-based strategies to address mental health of mothers in Pakistan as well as globally for other low resource settings.

Dr. Siham Sikander is an Associate Professor at the Health Services Academy, Islamabad. He provides inputs into policy debates by being a Fellow of a Health & Population Think Tank at the Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Islamabad. He also holds the position of being a Principal Scientist & a Mental Health Advisor at the Human Development Research Foundation, Pakistan.


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