Pakistan awarded Directors Award for Excellence in Epidemiology & Public Health Response

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad has been conferred with Directors Award (CDC-US) for their contribution in the field of epidemiology and Public Health emergency response.


The Directors Award for Excellence is considered as the highest achievement award for those countries that have significant contributions toward successful responses to public health emergencies.

The award is also to recognize excellence in epidemiologic research and contributions that address a public health issues by applying epidemiologic principles and methods.

It is a matter of immense pride that among 82 FETPs across the globe FELTP/NIH Pakistan has been recognized as the best programs.

Speaking on the occasion, Professor Aamer Ikram HI (M), the Executive Director, NIH/Director FELTP Pakistan, appreciated the FELTP team members for their tremendous performance, especially during the COVID-19 situation.

This award stamped the relentless effort and contribution made by the program for outbreak investigation and response.

Since the emergence of COVID-19 FELTP trained epidemiologists have done remarkable work across the country. FELTP program at NIH not only involved in the capacity building but working hand in hand with all provinces for establishing effective surveillance system to prevent, detect, and respond to prevailing and emerging communicable diseases. The evidence of their contributions in terms of scientific publications during the last decade is exceptional.

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