Collaborating on a Vision for the Transformation of the National Institute of Health
About this event:
NIH, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSRC) and Directors of the Departments of Health of two states met in the Netherlands with members of International Association of Public Health (IANPHI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Public Health England (PHE). The purpose of the meeting was to develop a vision and plan for the next steps for the transformation of NIH Islamabad into Pakistan’s NPHI.
Brigadier Dr. Aamer Ikram, the Executive Director of the National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH), is optimistic about the formation of a National Public Health Institute in Pakistan. With commitment from high levels in the Government of Pakistan, strong leadership, and support from partners, the transformation of NIH to a national public health institute (NPHI) may come to fruition within the next 12 months.