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Associated Press Pakistan

Published Date: Aug 23, 2016

Consultation on Regional Cooperation in Health Services held

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal said poor social and health indicators are keeping South Asia region lagging behind in the world, and regional cooperation in the field of health can benefit all.
Speaking at the stakeholders’ consultative meeting on Regional Cooperation in Health Services organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here Tuesday, the Minister said CPEC is an opportunity that we can bring benefits from China, on cooperation in health care sector, he added.

Executive Director, SDPI, Dr. Abid Qayum Suleri, said, the future of this region depend on service sector, where health sector is one of the major area, which needs to be harnessed.

Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Dr. Javed Akram, said the region need to have collaborated research, common curricula, students exchange program, and faculty exchange initiatives for fighting common health challenges.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman HEC, said, we need to use education as diplomatic tool.  Education diplomacy can be a successful tool in creating healthy countries.