World Health Assembly: Pakistan presented as a model to countries

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pakistan was presented on Saturday as a model to countries attending the World Health Assembly as it became the first nation to conduct joint external evaluation of core capacities to respond to disease outbreaks and the level of preparedness to deal with pandemics.

The recognition came at a special session on International Health Regulations at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. Delegates of 59 countries attended the session which was chaired by Finland and Australia.

Federal Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar told the delegations that Pakistan was ready to share its experiences with any country desirous of strengthening their core capacities as part of the global health security agenda.

Source: The Express Tribune (link opens in a new window)

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