American Academy of Nursing honours first Pakistani nurse

Published August 6, 2022 Updated August 6, 2022 04:10am
Dr Rozina Karmaliani
Dr Rozina Karmaliani

KARACHI: Dr Rozina Karmaliani, Dean of the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM), has become the first Pakistani nurse to be inducted as the fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Among nearly 3,000 fellows of AAN worldwide inducted over the past 50 years of its existence, Dr Karmaliani is the first and only member within Pakistan and the Central and South Asian regions, putting the country on the map in the field of nursing.

“I am truly honoured to be representing Pakistan on such an important global platform. With the rapidly shifting trends in healthcare, it is crucial for nurses from the developing world to have a seat on the table where important policy dialogues and decision-making takes place,” she commented.

Dr Karmaliani is the first alumna dean and has been associated with the AKU for nearly three decades, serving the institution in various leadership, research and academic capacities.

She will be recognised for her contributions in healthcare and officially inducted as member of the academy at AAN’s annual Health Policy Conference taking place on Oct 29 in Washington, DC.

The academy is one of the largest international organisations of nursing, catering to the generation and dissemination of nursing knowledge for improved healthcare outcomes and nursing practices worldwide.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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