Welcome to National Institute of Health

NIH is one of the most prestigious institutions of the country involved in multi disciplinary public health related activities like diagnostic services, research and production of biologicals for the last more than 40 years.

The idea of establishing a National Health Center (NHC) was conceived in early 1960’s, which started functioning in 1965 at Islamabad, near Rawal Lake, 10 kilometers from zero point Various independently working organizations like Bureau of LaboratoriesDirectorate of Nutrition Survey and some other health related research organizations were shifted to NHC.Read More…

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Public Health England (PHE)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • World Bank
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


Public Health Laboratories Division

PHLD is the only WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Viral Diagnostics in Pakistan since the 1980s. This Division provides routine and specialized laboratory services for public health threats in Pakistan for communicable diseases including Dengue, Congo, SARS, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS etc.

Drugs Control and Traditional Medicines Division (DC&TMD)

The DC&TMD actively participates in drug testing and conduct research on medicine to protect the health and ensure safety of the people. This Division promotes access to safe and effective pharmaceutical care services and undertakes initiatives to promote effective security and accountability measures and to prevent theft, tampering, misuse and abuse of drugs.

Biological Production Division (BPD)

BPD plays a vital role in the production of vaccines and anti-sera for immunization & therapeutic, which is essential to control the infectious and non-communicable diseases in our country.

Nutrition Division (ND)

Nutrition Division is geared in monitoring and surveillance of all nutrition related activities across the country. The division is mainly involved in the formation of food standards to control the malnutrition and improved the quality of water and food. This Division is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety.

Field Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance Division (FE&DSD)

FE&DSD is responsible to investigate the epidemics and outbreaks of public health and provide the required feedback to their respective stakeholders. The division implements the methods and measures to protect and improve the health of the public.

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