The National Institutes of Health Islamabad has received Directors Award for its outstanding role in the field of epidemic control and emergency response.
The award was presented to the NIH at the International Conference on Field Epidemiology Training Program 2021.
The Directors’ Award for Excellence is considered a great achievement for the countries struggling to improve public health and prevent epidemics.
The award is given in recognition of expertise in epidemiological research and for solving public health problems.
Speaking at the International Conference on Epidemiology Training Program, Prof. Amir Ikram, Executive Director, National Institute of Health, said that there were currently 82 field epidemiology training programs in operation all over the world and it was a great pleasure that Pakistan was one of them. The training program of Pakistan has been recognised as an excellent program.
He lauded the excellent performance of the team members of the program and congratulated them on their success.
The National Institutes of Health’s Field Epidemiology Training Program is not only working with all provinces to establish an effective surveillance system for timely diagnosis and treatment of epidemic diseases, but also to provide guidance to enhance the capacity of the provinces in this regard. The scientific research of this program in the field of medicine has been very helpful in controlling diseases.