Leadership in Maternal and Newborn Health: Dr. Shershah Syed

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By: Agnes Becker, Communications Officer, IDEAS

“[My patient] had waited 41 years for treatment. It took me just 20 minutes and 1 stitch to give back her dignity,” said Shershah Syed. Shershah, a leading obstetrician-gynaecologist in Pakistan, has long been a visionary campaigner for women’s rights, girl’s education and safe motherhood. By offering free life-saving operations in rural, slum area clinics, Shershah has improved the lives of thousands of rural women too poor to pay for treatment… read more