ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) has been established at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Islamabad in order to enhance the Country’s capacity in the field of national public health initiatives.
The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan along with the Chairman Health Task Force Pakistan Professor Nausherwan Khan Burki and the Chairman Board of Governors (BoG) of NIH Professor Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, and BoG members inaugurated the newly established Centre for Diseases Control at the NIH on Thursday.
The CDC has been established at the NIH with an aim to enhance the capacity of the public health system in coordination, diseases detection, surveillance, response, preparedness and emergency management of public health events.
On this occasion, Dr. Faisal Sultan appreciated the momentous progress of the NIH and its role in the public health system of Pakistan.
The special assistant on health said that the new initiative will contribute to improve the ability of the Country to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks in a systematic manner and also enhance national health safety and security.
Speaking on occasion, the Executive Director NIH Major General Professor Aamer Ikram said, the center will improve the public health system capacity for early detection of events having public health significance for a timely response using modern methods and techniques.