ISLAMABAD: Global health department has been established at the Health Services Academy, Islamabad. The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza inaugurated the department during the 10th annual public health conference.

This department has been established in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Dr Mirza said through this department, Pakistan enters the realm of global health-research and practice.

The global health department will harmonize the work of our global partners working in Pakistan, the special assistant said, adding it will support the Ministry of National Health Services in preparations for various global health forums like the World Health Assembly and other similar prestigious global health events.

He said it would become the hub for multi-country international collaborative research and capacity building.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2019