Founder and CEO, Karima Ladhani is committed to ending the injustice of preventable child and maternal mortality in South Asia. Ladhani is a Doctor of Science candidate in Global Health & Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, from which she also holds a Master of Science. Ladhani has made contributions to global health through her research and implementation work in countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, Kenya, and Tajikistan. Prior to Harvard, Ladhani’s nontraditional path to public health began by obtaining bachelors in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Waterloo.

Venture: Barakat Bundle is a nonprofit that provides life-saving bundles to mothers and newborns in South Asia. We take 1) low-cost, evidence-based health items that target causes of preventable infant mortality; 2) curated health information that teaches safe childcare practices; and 3) package them together in an innovative, demand-generating bamboo cradle.