Karmaliani, PhD ’00, MSN ’97, named in global 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders list

Jan 13, 2021
Rozina Karmaliani, PhD ’00, MSN ’97, dean of the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan, was named in the global 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders list.

The announcement of the list, made by World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, Nursing Now, International Council of Nurses, International Confederation of Midwives, and Women in Global Health, marked the end of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The list features the achievements and contributions of nurses and midwives from 43 countries and across six global regions, to recognize these women and the millions of nurses and midwives around the world.

Karmaliani earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1997 and PhD in Nursing in 2000 from the University of Minnesota.

She now serves as the dean and professor at Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery and a faculty member for the Medical College's Community Health Sciences.

Karmaliani’s research focus includes gender-based violence, promoting mental health and preventing suicides from a health systems perspective. She has received more than $4 million in various national and international research grants and has more than 50 peer-reviewed key publications in journals.

Besides Pakistan, she has worked for the development and promotion of higher education in nursing in East Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt.