ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Th Caretaker Federal Minister of Health Dr. Nadeem Jan met with the US Ambassador Donald Blome in Islamabad on Monday, and discussed issues pertaining to health sector and of mutual interest.
The US ambassador appreciated the actions and reforms taken by the health minister in a short period of time.
Donald Blome said that Dr. Nadeem Jan took important steps to keep the country and world safe from epidemics and diseases.
The minister informed that the government of Pakistan has successfully organized the Global Health Security Summit in Islamabad.
The US ambassador appreciated the vision of the Global Health Security Agenda and said that this was the need of the hour. In this context, the United States will cooperate to advance the agenda of global health security.
The situation of nutrition in Pakistan was also discussed between the both dignitaries.
Dr. Nadeem Jan informed that Ministry of Health has formulated an integrated strategy to control malnutrition. He said that a task force on nutrition has been formed which will ensure coordinated actions between the federation and the provinces, donors, stakeholders.
The health minister also informed that we have formulated an integrated strategy to eradicate polio. He said that our polio workers are working on the frontlines.
Under this integrated strategy, the services of polio workers will be utilised in other areas of health sector like Family Planning, Nutrition, Immunization Program etc.