Jinnah Sindh Medical University’s APPNA Institute of Public Health AIPH-JSMU, inducted a special batch of Master of Public Health from Balochistan in partnership with the USAID and John Sno Inc .
At the Welcome Ceremony for the Balochistan Batch, US Consul General Mark Stroh said ‘We are proud of our partnership with the Pakistani Public Health professionals.
These last years have demonstrated the critical importance of Public Health Education and professionals.
The USAID support will help Balochistan build capacity and strengthen the response to the public health challenges.’
Ismail Rahu, Minister Universities & Boards, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development, welcomed the students to Sindh and expressed hope that this program will increase their capacity and help the province of Balochistan in dealing with public health issues.
The Acting Vice Chancellor JSMU and Executive Director JPMC Professor Shahid Rasul said ‘This is a true reflection of inter-provincial harmony – where one province is providing assistance to another.’
‘Our aim is to develop knowledge and skill for primary prevention of health issues in Balochistan, owing it to the inadequate healthcare facilities. Currently, Balochistan has no Public Health programme for its students.’said Professor Lubna Ansari Baig, Chairperson APPNA Institute of Public Health AIPH-JSMU.
Mr Aziz Ahmed Jamali, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Balochistan joined virtually.
Distinguished guests included Secretary Dr Mansoor Abbas Rizvi, Mr Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Director John Snow Inc (JSI), Dr Samreen Hussain, Vice Chancellor Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University and the faculty members of JSMU.
Dr Zaeema Ahmer organized and anchored the event, The session ended with a vote of thanks and refreshments served to the attendees of the session.