Training on Faculty Development Programme of BSc Midwifery at FJMU in collaboration with UNFPA.

  • June 5, 2023
A training workshop regarding the Teaching Respectful Maternity Care Faculty Development Module was held by UNFPA in collaboration with the Institute of Burnet, Australia, at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore. The basic purpose of this workshop is to strengthen the capacity of midwifery faculty to teach respectful maternity care and ethical practise module learning outcomes.
The Vice Chancellor, FJMU, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.Dean, Nursing & Allied Specialties/DirectorQEC/Chairperson Medicine, Prof. Dr. Bilquis Shabbir moderated the ceremony.
Principal, FJMC Prof. Noreen Akmal; Registrar, FJMU Prof. Muhammad Nadeem; Chairperson, Department of Medicine; Director, QEC; Dr. Syed Sajjad Sarwar, Additional Registrar; Faculty and members of UNFPA, Mr. Rizwan Ul Haq and Dr. Naila Yasmin, attended the workshop.
Virtual training was given by Rachel Smith, Senior Midwifery Specialist from the Institute of Burnet, Australia, and Jane Raymond from the Institute of Burnet, Australia.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and presidential Pride of Performance), interacted with the candidates and shared his pearls of wisdom. He first thanked UNFPA for selecting FJMU for the BS Midwifery Programme. He said that the university is for the creation of knowledge and for new things. FJMU has separate male and female nursing colleges. Fjmu took the lead in starting the midwifery programme. Whoever saves the life of a person, it is as if he saved the life of the entire humanity. We are providing the best healthcare facilities in all three constituent hospitals of FJMU (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Govt. Teaching Hospital Shahdara, and Govt. Mozang Teaching Hospital). He further said that research is a powerful aspect of the educational experience at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, which aims to promote a research culture among its students and faculty. He concluded his address by saying that we will start M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in midwifery in the near future.
Registrar, Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery Council (PN&MC), Ms. Fouzia also attended the workshop and exchanged her views with the participants on the importance of midwifery in public sector institutions. She said midwifery is like a heartbeat for both mother and child.
Online speaker from Institute of Bernet, Australia, Prof. Rachel Smith, in her address, enlightened the audience on the importance of the midwifery programme. She feels confident that this programme will be implemented and have success in Pakistan. She also appreciated the efforts of the Pakistani government, which took the initiative to start a midwifery programme in public sector institutions.
Online speaker from Institute of Bernet, Australia, Prof. Jane Raymond, in her address, thanked all the participants and UNFPA for arranging this workshop. She desired that this programme reach international standards.
The workshop concluded with the distribution of a shield to Registrar PNC, Ms. Fouzia, by the worthy Vice Chancellor, FJMU Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal.


  • Start Date:June 5, 2023
  • End Date:June 5, 2023