President, South Asia, Middle East and North Africa
As President, South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa, Dr. Tabinda Sarosh is accountable for the impact, revenue, and operating performance of Pathfinder’s programs in Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, and Myanmar and expansion strategies in the regions.
Previously, Dr. Sarosh served as Country Director for Pathfinder in Pakistan since 2016. She is a clinically trained seasoned public health practitioner in SRHR with multi-faceted experience of technical leadership and management of SRH programs and research at national, regional and global level in development and humanitarian sectors.
She is driven by a commitment to women’s rights and health rights for all people with experience of rights-based programming of over 18 years. She has led numerous successful evidence-based advocacy campaigns around sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan, notably that for Standardization of Age of Marriage to 18, post-pregnancy family planning policy, inclusion of critical women’s health indicators in public health information systems, revision of SRH curricula for the frontline providers and health workers, institutionalization of an inclusive community engagement and LHW referral strategy and scale up of Post-Abortion Care services.
Before joining our team, she worked as the program manager at the Asia Pacific resource and Research Centre for Women, a regional non-profit organization based in Malaysia focused on ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights for women. Tabinda was also the Director of Programs at Shirkat Gah, a Pakistan based feminist NGO, managing projects focused on GBV, sexual and reproductive health and rights and women empowerment. She gained notable experience in applying gender transformative lens to her work and designing with the communities through participatory action and research.
Tabinda has a BS in medicine and surgery from the Dow Medical College, Pakistan, and a post graduate diploma in nutrition. She is also a certified gender-based violence capacity development promoter as well as an alumna of the summer school on Women, Peace and Security at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. She speaks English and Urdu.