Rubeena Slamat

Rubeena Slamat

Status: Phd researcher

Rubeena Slamat obtained her MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree in Cultural Anthropology from Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad, Pakistan) in 2011. For her MPhil dissertation she investigated the socio-cultural perceptions about the provision of health care facilities for pregnant women in a village of Pakistan.

After graduation, she served as a Programme Officer in the NRSP (National Rural Support Programme, Pakistan) for more than three years. In that function, she was responsible for the administration of schools, the training of staff and the community, the inspection of flood affected areas and the WASH project. She also worked on a health insurance research project conducted by the University of Mannheim, in collaboration with the NRSP.

Rubeena is currently preparing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Piet Bracke. Her research aims to uncover maternal health dynamics in the rural community of Punjab in Pakistan. In particular, she focuses on the impact of socio-cultural factors, the family and patriarchal structures on maternal health during the stages of pregnancy, birth, abortion and lactation.