AEIRC Have Developed Six Research Division in Karachi Pakistan.

Center of Maternal and Child Health Research 

The Center of Maternal and Child Health Research Center (CoMCHR) carries out research focusing health and care of women and children. The Center believe in the close relationship between issues related to maternal and child health and emphasis’s the prime role of health services and the community in promoting population health.

Our research domain is multidisciplinary and sketches a range of approaches to collect and assimilate the available evidences and propose recommendations on maternal and child healthcare, policy and practice for improving maternal and child health survival in the developing countries. 

The Center is comprised of four sub divisions: (1) Models and frameworks of Care; (2) Maternal and Child Health and related Social determinants; (3) Maternal and Child Mental Health; (4) Education and Care in the Community,

Facilitator: Dr M. Bilal Siddiqui


Diabetes Research Division

The Diabetes Research Division brings together a multidisciplinary group of independent researchers as well as professional supporting staff, new investigators and trainees to indicate the threats as well as complications as emerging worsening of diabetes in Pakistan. The core objective is to lessen the preventable burden of diabetes through public health leadership, partnership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into practice. Basically we focus our efforts where we can achieve the greatest impact for populations with the greatest burden or risk and complications. Division focus to enhance and improve community learning about preventable measures, health living with diabetes and environmental strategies to support the suffering and working group.

Facilitator: Zafar Iqbal Abbasi



Women Research Division

Women Research Division brings together researchers, public leaders and practitioners who supports women empowerment. We focus to conduct high quality research to inform policy, practice and action on gender-based viciousness. The priorities in the Division are the Women Issues like Femininity and rights, Self-identity, harassment, Violence, Women cancers, Infectious diseases/STDS, Women leadership & values, Female entrepreneurship, Psychological wellbeing, Physical health & lifestyle etc.

Facilitator: Marium Asim



Cardiac Research Division

The division focus to spread and apply knowledge covering general population in order to prevent morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. Through the collaborative efforts of organizations, health professionals and researchers based locally, nationally, and internationally we are interested in transforming the research based solutions to develop and improve present status of cardiovascular disease prevention as well as cure. The scope of the Cardiac Research Division, targeting many different parts of our community, striving to improve the health of the diverse group population of Pakistan and emphasizing on the major risks factors to our populace.

Facilitator: M.Arif



Psychophysiology Research Division

AEIRC is a Pioneer in Psychophysiology Research setup in Pakistan. This division has done extensive work in terms of understanding and exploring the science of psychophysiology, particularly the psychophysiology of stress and its effects on health. In this regard, AEIRC launched Pakistan’s first stress evaluating tool Sadaf Stress Scale in 2014 which scores the levels of stress in individuals. With emphasis on physical wellbeing and sound mental health the basic aim of this division is to lessen the gaps of communication to boost the interest in the field with the hope that knowledge and explorations would lead to better understanding mental health and psychophysiological wellbeing.

Facilitator: Faizan Mirza



Youth Research Division

Youth Research Division has collaborated with Youth Affairs Department Government of Sind in several projects. The backbone of constructive youth development programs is research and development training. This division specifically conducts and shares research with policy makers, stakeholders, program leaders, youth work practitioners, decision makers and researchers to address important issues related to the field of youth development. The division has expertise in professional development, capacity building along with economic, social and behavioral research with publications of annual reports.

Facilitator: Yusra Saleem




The divisions does not support the direct provision of services.

The divisions does not routinely fund individual investigators.


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Resources & Facilities

Advanced and ongoing research needs constant support, whether it is through opportunities like grants or records of papers and articles published in National and International journals. AEIRC supports researchers in their pursuit to gain knowledge about research and undertake various research studies.

Research Policy

Ideas put forward by young scientists as their own initiative, focusing on scientific opportunities they themselves have identified. AEIRC team and faculty develop and build capacities in the applied and innovative aspects to create thoughts that would nurture new young minds and escalate research. The aim is to stimulate young researchers to collaborate, connect and share knowledge and to augment and fortify research culture. The efforts are not only committed to research, but also encircle ethical values and principles. AEIRC promotes unified working environment, free of all kind of discrimination. Likewise, all research carried under AEIRC is expected to be of high standard, unbiased and highly responsible. The research policies are under revision.

Following are the Projects on which AEIRC Research Divisions are working.

  • Mental health support program in Pakistan
  • Fostering capacity building
  • Endorsing and enhancing health science research learning; a program based on ethics study and intellectual integrity.
  • Healing health the reins of your health, in your hand…..
  • Humanizing civic education
  • Project for provision of psychophysiology teaching & skill development equipment in karachi-sind.
  • The intellect wellbeing; a study on the psycho-social concerns of teachers and their management
  • Save Pakistan through research
  • Supporting female graduates access into information technology (IT) sectors through internship programs
  • Feminal well-being… A psycho-social support initiative for invisible wounds in women
  • Innovative approaches to promoting women’s economic empowerment
  • Youth empowerment research elective training program


Following are the list of Publications


Download Publications

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