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Addressing disparities in maternal health care in Pakistan

Lead investigators Zubia Mumtaz (University of Alberta) and Sarah Salway
Funder Canadian Institute of Health Research
Amount $450,000
Dates January 2010 - December 2012


To develop a detailed understanding of the root causes of disparities in maternal health care, and in particular, how gender and class influence policy formulation, resource allocation and the design and delivery of maternal health care services.


The project will include significant knowledge translation activities in which researchers will engage with policy makers and practitioners to identify innovative ways of addressing obstacles to maternal care among marginalised groups of women.

Project publication

Mumtaz, Z, Salway, S, Shanner, L, Bhatti, A and Laing, L (2011) Maternal deaths in Pakistan: Intersection of gender, class and social exclusion. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 11 (Suppl 2):S4. 

Publication available here.

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