• Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    9:30 amIslamabad

    The WHO is working at the global, regional and country levels to strengthen the surveillance and laboratory capacity of countries to address priority diseases including zoonosis and build synergies between human and animal health system. In this context, WHO in coordination with the EMRO and Department of Country Health Emergency Preparedness & IHR was organized the Infectious Substances Shipper Training (ISST) workshops, which was implemented by the National Institute of Health. These workshops aim to train certified shippers to ship category A infectious substances (including Ebola virus diseases, other viruses causing hemorrhagic fevers and influenza) and dangerous goods in accordance with the latest WHO and international guidelines on Biosafety & Biosecurity.

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017

    NIH has successfully launched the first short course for civilian public health officials to transform them into disease detectives. The first part of course is being held at National Institute of Health, Islamabad from 23rd October 2017 to 27th October 2017. NIH is conducting this course with the technical collaboration of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). Course was launched by Brigadier Dr Ammer Akram, Executive Director NIH and Director FELTP). Representatives from CDC USA and Pakistan were also present at the occasion. More than 25 participants from different institutions of twin cities alongside Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy participated in the course. Participants are being trained to act as frontline force for disease surveillance and outbreak response in their respective institutions.

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Islamabad

    The National Institute of health (NIH) being the National Focal Point for International Heath Regulations (2005) is required to coordinate implementation of IHR Core Capacities in Pakistan. Laboratory Strengthening is critical Core Capacities of IHR. In this regard the NIH in collaboration with WHO has lead the process for development of Health Laboratory Policy and Strategic/Operational plan in Pakistan.

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

    Meeting of Board of Governance (BOG) of NIH held on 7th Nov 2017

  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017

    Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar Fadral Minister of Ministry for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Visited NIH as well as Allergy Center on 9th November 2017

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  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is being observed from 13- 19th November, 2017 with the theme of “Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.” Accordingly The National Institute of Health (NIH), Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Islamabad in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO), National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), District Health Department Islamabad and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has conducted some activities including distribution of awareness posters for human and animal health sectors, press briefings, talk shows, seminars to create better understanding on Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR).
    Among all these activities, an awareness walk was also organized by NIH. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing. This event will also create awareness on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals. A large number of health professionals, students, partners and media personnel participated in the event.

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017

    The National Institute of Health (NIH), Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Islamabad in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) had organized Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness seminar of 15th November 2017 at PIMS Islamabad with the theme: “Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.”

    The aim of the seminar is to increase awareness regarding the rational use of antibiotics and microbial resistance and also to promote best practices among the general public and health workers to avoid emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

    This seminar was a part of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week being celebrated by NIH, Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination. The health professionals from human and animal sectors participated in this seminar.

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017

    The National Institute of Health (NIH) and Comsats Institute of Information Technology organized awareness seminars on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with the theme of "Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional; before taking antibiotics".

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    The National Institute of Health (NIH) along with Shifa International Hospital (SIH) and Federal Government Services Hospital (Poly Clinic ) jointly organized awareness seminars on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with the theme of "Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional; before taking antibiotics".

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017

    National Institute of Health (NIH), National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination organized awareness walk against HIV and AIDS on World AIDS DAY.

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    Amman, Jordan

    Ms Nazish Badar from National Institute of Health, Pakistan, won the award for best oral abstract presentation at Acute Respiratory Infections in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMARIS) 2017.

  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017

    The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) -- Pakistan’s apex institutions in human and animal health -- signed an agreement for the adoption of an integrated approach to strengthen the public health system by promoting ‘One Health.’
    The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of NIH Prof. Brig. Aamer Ikram and Secretary Muhammad Tariq.

  • Thu
    21
    Dec
    2017

    NIH, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSRC) and Directors of the Departments of Health of two states met in the Netherlands with members of International Association of Public Health (IANPHI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Public Health England (PHE). The purpose of the meeting was to develop a vision and plan for the next steps for the transformation of NIH Islamabad into Pakistan’s NPHI.

    Brigadier Dr. Aamer Ikram, the Executive Director of the National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH), is optimistic about the formation of a National Public Health Institute in Pakistan. With commitment from high levels in the Government of Pakistan, strong leadership, and support from partners, the transformation of NIH to a national public health institute (NPHI) may come to fruition within the next 12 months.
    http://ianphi.org/news/2017/pakistanrvim.html

  • Wed
    27
    Dec
    2017
    Thu
    28
    Dec
    2017

    The National Institute of Health (NIH) has organized two days consultative meeting from 27-28th December, 2017 at Islamabad. The aim of the meeting was to finalize case definition booklet on “epidemic-prone infectious diseases in Pakistan”.

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018

    Recent increase of influenza A, H1N1 pdm09 cases in the different parts of country the National Institute of Health (NIH), Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) had organized a one day seminar on Influenza awareness for Health-Care Professionals at PIMS Islamabad.

    The purpose of the seminar is to provide updated influenza information on epidemiology, current situation in Pakistan and global scenario as well.

  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018
    Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    Dr. Ambreen Chaudhry from National Institute of Health, Pakistan, won the award for best oral presentation in Lifecon-2018 conference at Fazaia Medical College/ Air university. 

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