Saima Sachwani, RN, MScN

Human Capital Development

Saima Sachwani, RN, MScN

(PAK) Pakistan:  MidwifeNurse

Nominee Highlights:

As a determined public health advocate and educator, Saima Sachwani’s current focus is on creating awareness about the role of nurses in helping achieve universal health coverage. She was the first in Pakistan to introduce simulation into the community health nursing curriculum, with lasting positive impact on teaching.

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Ms Sachwani is an Assistant Professor and Section Head of the Public Health Stream, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKUSONAM). Following completion of her training, Ms. Sachwani has worked with AKUSONAM for the past 15 years as public health academician, researcher and advocate. As an academic in public health, she is passionate about preparing community health nurses to ensure they are well-equipped to deal with contemporary issues. She has been instrumental in introducing simulation into the community health nursing curriculum for the first time. She has also integrated the performing arts in clinical experience for community health nurses to strengthen traditional health education and promotional activities. She has proved herself to be a persuasive leader in health promotion and community health nursing. As a determined public health advocate, her current focus is on creating awareness about the role of nurses in developing country contexts in order to achieve universal health coverage and other related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She has been involved in community-based research for maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases, and is a recipient of local and international awards in these fields. Her major area of interest lies in early interventions in infancy and childhood to prevent non-communicable diseases in later life.

“My mission is to enrich students with all the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies that improve the quality of life of the people at national and an international level.” – Saima Sachwani