The ICM was delighted to learn of the appointment of Dr Rafat Jan (left) as the Director, Midwifery Programme, at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing (AKU-SON) effective from 1 January, 2009. Rafat Jan is a member of the board of the Midwives Association of Pakistan (MAP), an ICM member association.
The Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi provide postgraduate training of health service professionals, teachers and managers of schools, and the development of research scholars. It was granted its charter in 1983 as Pakistan's first private, autonomous university.
In announcing the appointment, the Dean, Dr. Yasmin Amarsi, said that Rafat Jan graduated from the first class (1983) of the Aga Khan University School of Nursing (AKU-SON). She completed her midwifery qualification in 1984, an MScN from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994 and obtained her PhD from the University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Rafat Jan is the first international graduate in Nursing...