• Thu
    01
    Jan
    1970

    National Institute of Health, Islamabad developed National Action Plan for Dengue Control. In this regard a review meeting form National Dengue Action Plan was arranged with cooperation of CDC, Pakistan on March 29-30, 2018 at Marriott Hotel Islamabad, with aim to discuss the national action plan in detail and make a consensus on plan which may be implemented throughout Pakistan. Representatives of all Provinces, regions and international consultants attended the meeting. Participants critically discussed all sections and activities of the plan and gave important feedback with their multidimensional expertise.
    In concluding remarks Brigadier Dr Aamer Ikram, Executive Director NIH thanked all participants and their valuable input for finalization of National Action Plan for Dengue Control. He said that the strength of any program is its procedures and protocols. It is important that we have a national action plan for dengue which will serve as policy guidelines in all regions accordingly.

  • 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

    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. 

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    A Memorandum of understanding was agreed upon between National Institute of Health (NIH) and Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) in Islamabad.

    NIH and GCISC shares common objectives, especially to undertake scientific research on climate change. This MoU is signed to promote joint activities including commissioning research studies on climate change and its impacts on human health, training and capacity building, exchange of technical personnel, sharing of data, publications and reports.

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018
    Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    The second laboratory strategic planning workshop was organised by WHO in collaboration with NIH from 22 to 24 January 2018 in Islamabad. The participants of the meeting included members of the National Laboratory Working Group(NLWG) from various sectors with laboratory component and all provinces across the country.
    During the workshop, final endorsed version of the National Laboratory Policy was reviewed in line with the WHO regional Strategic framework for strengthening health laboratory services 2016-2020 and strategic objectives were drafted for policy topics.

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018
  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    1st coordination meeting on antimicrobial resistance/GLASS was organized by Department of Microbiology, Public Health Laboratories Division, NIH from 25-26th January 2018 in Islamabad.
    The participants included focal persons and lab data entry personnel/technician from nominated provincial sentinel laboratories.
    During the workshop participants were briefed about ongoing GLASS program in Pakistan followed by hands on training on WHONET software.

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    The DSRU in Gligit-Baltistan was handed over to the DG Health in the last week of January 2018. The unit will not only act as a training site for FELTP fellows from GB, but also a unit for the health department to respond to public health emergencies in the region.

  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018
    Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018

    The 2nd consultative meeting on provincial frontline-FELTP was held in Islamabad at the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 6th to 9th February 2018, which was chaired by the Executive Director NIH. Representatives from the provincial health departments, Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute, health departments of Gilgit-Baltistan and State of Azad Jammu &Kashmir attended the meeting along with the Technical Surveillance Officers from Disease Surveillance and Response Units. The various health departments chalked out their respective plans for frontline-FELTP in their provinces. A 2-day mentor’s workshop was also conducted from 7th – 8th February which was attended by 6 TSOs, 1 NSTOP team lead, 3 government officials, 2 representatives from Pak Army and one from NIH.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    A hockey match between NIH Seniors and NIH Juniors has been organized at NIH colony Ground on 8th Feb 2018 by Workers Welfare Association (WWA) of NIH. Prof. Brig. Aamer Ikram, Exective Director NIH and Head Workers Welfare Association was chief guest of this occasion. The chief guest distributed the prize at the end of the match. Mr. Qasar Alam, President WWA, Ch. Qadeer Ahmed, General Secretory and the members of Executive council WWA also participated in this match ceremony.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018
    Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018

    The National Institute of Health (NIH) was organized an online symposium on "Global Health"  in collaboration with Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 21st February 2018. All Chiefs, Head of Departments and officers were participated in the symposium.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018

    Pakistan, National EOC in collaboration with provincial EOCs, FELTP-NSTOP- CDC - WHO –UNICEF -BMGF organized an Advanced Training for Senior Government officials and NSTOP officers at Dubai from 23rd-28 February 2018. Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication Senator chaired the opening session of training on 23rd February 2018. A total of 81 participants were trained on advance skills on Polio Eradication including 65 NSTOP officers and 23 senior Government, 4 Provincial EOC Coordinators and 5Provincial Technical Focal Persons BMGF. Trainings were facilitated by 18 technical experts from NEOC, CDC, FELTP NSTOP, WHO and NIH.

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018

    Annual Tree Plantation Activity 2018, celebrated on 6th March 2018 in the premises of College of Medical Laboratory Technology NIH Islamabad. Worthy Executive Director, National Institute of Health Brigadier Amir Ikram was the Chief guest and inaugurated the ceremony by planting a tree. Executive Director and Principal College addressed the student regarding importance of planting trees and going green.

    All the teachers and college students actively participated in this ceremony. This event was organized by Mr. Muhammad Usman, Scientific Officer/Warden Boys Hostel.

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Annual Sports Prize Distribution ceremony (2017-18) was held in the Auditorium of College of Medical Laboratory Technology NIH, Islamabad on 8th March 2018. The Worthy Executive Director and Director Administration were the chief Guests. The Chief guests, Principal and teachers distributed the trophies and shields amongst the participants and winners.

    The Honorable Executive Director in his address, appreciated the winners and encouraged the Runners up.

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Mr. Massab Umair from National Institute of Health, Pakistan won the award for best oral presentation in “15th Annual Conference on Infectious Diseases” organized by Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi.

  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018
    Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Pakistan had successfully developed the AMR NAP in 2017 as a government priority and international commitment to the WHA resolution. As part of the implementation process, a planning workshop was organized by NIH in collaboration with WHO from19th -21st March 2018 in Islamabad to translate the AMR NAP into provincial and regional operational plans. The work shop participants included technical experts from each province and region in areas of epidemiology, laboratory, health education, IPC, academia and provincial DRAP from health, veterinary, environmental sectors. The participants as provincial and regional groups, discussed and worked on elaborating the activities under each of the seven strategic priorities and major interventions in the AMR NAP.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    1:30pm-2:30pmNIH, Islamabad

    The National Institute of Health and National TB control Program  along with World Health Organization (WHO) organized TB Awareness Walk at National Institute of Health, with the theme of “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free Pakistan.” The theme focuses on the role of leaders in building commitment to end TB, not only at the political level but at all tiers. From community leaders, to people affected with TB, civil society advocates, health workers, doctors or nurses, nongovernmental organizations and other partners, all can be leaders of efforts to end TB in their own area of work. The aim of the event was to create awareness about TB and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

     On this occasion, Brig. Dr. Aamer Ikram, National Coordinator PM Health Complex and ED NIH, said that TB is a huge public health concern and drug resistance of TB cases is on rise in Pakistan. He also said that early diagnosis and appropriate and complete treatment is the most effective way to prevent the disease. He said that Government of Pakistan is providing free of cost diagnostic and treatment facilities. He emphasized that awareness programs can minimize the risk of disease and stigma in the society.

    All the partners including WHO country office, students of College of Medical Laboratories Technology (CMLT), senior officers of the National TB Control Program, EPI and Health Services Academy participated in the walk.

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Dr. M Ismail (fellow FELTP Pakistan) won the first prize in oral presentation at the Regional EMPHNET conference held at Amman Jordon in March 2018. The topic of his presentation was “Measles Outbreak Investigation in Village Bara, Khyber Agency, Pakistan-February 2017”.
    Sixth EMPHINET Regional Scientific Conference was held in Amman, Jordan from March 27 -29, 2018. This was a competitive conference, where field epidemiology programs working under ministries of health of EMRO region sent their best scientific work to present in this conference. Only 147 abstract of more than 400 submitted were accepted. Pakistan was ranked higher than all other countries as 35% of all abstracts accepted were from Pakistan. Pakistan has 35 oral presentations and 14 poster presentations accepted making 49 total presentations. In previous regional conference also Pakistan was ranked number one and was 3rd in last global conference where seventy countries participated.
    Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Naveed Kamran Baloch Secretary Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (MNSRC). Brig Aamer Ikram (Executive Director NIH) who is also Director FELTP and Rana Jawad Asghar Resident Adviser (CDC) were also part of this delegation.

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    National Institute of Health, Islamabad developed National Action Plan for Dengue Control. In this regard a review meeting form National Dengue Action Plan was arranged with cooperation of CDC, Pakistan on March 29-30, 2018 at Marriott Hotel Islamabad, with aim to discuss the national action plan in detail and make a consensus on plan which may be implemented throughout Pakistan. Representatives of all Provinces, regions and international consultants attended the meeting. Participants critically discussed all sections and activities of the plan and gave important feedback with their multidimensional expertise.
    In concluding remarks Brigadier Dr Aamer Ikram, Executive Director NIH thanked all participants and their valuable input for finalization of National Action Plan for Dengue Control. He said that the strength of any program is its procedures and protocols. It is important that we have a national action plan for dengue which will serve as policy guidelines in all regions accordingly.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    NIH, Islamabad

    Federal Minister National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar and members of National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Pakistan visited NIH on April 05, 2018.

    Chairman of National Standing Committee Dr. Hafeez Ur Rehman Khan Drishak, Federal Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar, members of the Standing Committee and Federal Secretary Health Naveed Kamran Baloch were present on the occasion.

    Executive Director, NIH, Brigadier Dr. Aamer Ikram, gave orientation to delegation about number of developments in NIH within very short span of time. He explained how NIH is offering solutions for prevention of different communicable disease in Pakistan. He also highlighted the role of NIH in prolific production of different kinds of vaccine to meet demand of Pakistan.

    Speaking on the occasion Federal Minister Saira Afzal Tarar informed the committee that with concerted efforts we have completely turned around National Institute of Health. She said we were determined to improve the performance of this premier health institution in the country and by the grace of Allah Almighty we have not only achieved the objectives but also transformed the institute into one of international standing.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    National Institute of Health, Islamabad marked its golden jubilee through a three-day celebration, which began on April 11, 2018 and concluded on Friday, April 13, 2018.National Institute of Health arranged a series of events, which were attended by a large number of workers, health professionals, doctors and students of College of Medical Laboratories Technology NIH. On day first there were lot of sports events in NIH colony grounds, family gala, scientific stalls and musical events were arranged. On day 2nd along with sports, family lunch and cultural shows extracted attentions of thousands of people. Latest scientific instruments and public health awareness booklets were also put on display in stalls.

  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018

    AMR Surveillance Review and Planning Meeting was conducted at NIH, lslamabad on 24th April 2018. The participants included representatives from nominated provincial sentinel laboratories, technical advisors from Agha Khan University hospital, technical experts/ advisors from WHO, CDC and Health Security Partners. Update on AMR surveillance/ GLASS was presented, followed by discussion on future work plan on AMR in Pakistan.

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018

    A meeting was arranged by NIH Workers Welfare Association on 1st May 2018 at Community Centre NIH in connection with celebration of the Labour Day. The meeting was chaired by the Chief Guest, Prof. Brig Dr. Aamer Ikram, SI (M) who is the Execute Director f NIH and also patron-in Chief of NIH Workers Welfare Association. Different programmes for the children were arranged in the said meeting and prizes were distributed amongst the position holder students and teachers also.

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on 5th May, highlights the importance of hand hygiene. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”. In this connection The National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad has organized an awareness lecture for the students of the College of Medical Laboratories Technology (CMLT) at NIH. The aim of the event is to promote hand hygiene practices.

    All chiefs of NIH along with principal, students of CMLT and senior officers of the institute participated in the event.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    On Wednesday 16 May 2018, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi performed the inauguration of the Refurbished NIH building, Emergency Operation Center, Measles Production Unit, Vector Borne Laboratory, Ground breaking where house and books. He along with Minister for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarrar, Minister for CADD, Tariq Fazal Chaudhary and delegation of European Union took round the various departments of the institute and appreciated the landmark achievements.

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    7th FELTP Frontline Course (4/6/2018 - 8/6/2018) for AJK, GB and FATA 1st session ends today. 35 Public Health Experts participated.

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    The United States Pharmacopeia Convention organized a training program entitled “Equipment Maintenance Training Program for Federal Appellate Laboratory” for DCTMD, NIH, from 4th-8th June, 2018. Mr. Mousa Alasali, Level-4 Scientist from United States, trained the personnel for calibration on various equipments which include UHPLC, Timers, Balances and Disintegration testers. Trainees were furnished with good documentation practices and calibration standards along with equipment maintenance. These types of training courses will not only help to strengthen the federal appellate lab but also help in attaining ISO 17025 at highest level of testing of Pharmaceuticals in Pakistan.

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