Dr. Rehana Ahmed is a medical doctor trained in Pakistan and UK, with an executive MBA from Columbia University, New York. Her career has focused on maternal and child health with a concentration on reproductive health at the primary care level.
Rehana is the founder of social franchising in several countries with the specific purpose of improving quality and increasing access to family health services in the private health sector.
During her decade and a half in East Africa, she has propagated the partial social franchise model in PS Kenya and set up MSI’s flagship brand of BlueStar franchise in several countries of Asia and Africa. She has also assisted the German Government Development Bank KfW in the design of output-based aid voucher programs.
At the UN she contributed as the reproductive health specialist for the Millennium Villages project for East and Southern Africa. She serves as Board Chair of Greenstar Social Marketing Pakistan and is a Board Director with PS Kenya.
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva invited her to be a member of their Reproductive Health Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) where she will serve until 2022. She is teaching sessions in the Masters Program on Health Policy & Management at Aga Khan University.