IPH and LUMS to collaborate in educational and research activities – DN
By Our Correspondent
Institute of Public Health (IPH) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will collaborate each other in Educational and Research activities and to accommodate each others faculty members as well as the students to benefit from the Labs for research work besides starting joint educational and training programs for capacity building of the teachers.
For this purpose a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on Thursday in the premises of LUMS. Chairman Board of Management (BoM) IPH and former governor Punjab Lt. Gen.(R) Khalid Maqbool and the Acting Vice Chancellor LUMS Prof. Dr. Sabih Anwer signed the documents, whereas , Dean IPH Prof. Dr. Zarfishan Tahir and Associate Professor LUMS Dr. Shaper Mirza also signed the MoU as witnesses.
On this occasion , Khalid Maqbool was of the view that our medical institutions have produced lot of highly qualified and world class clinicians and our main focus remained on clinical side but unfortunately the Public Health sector and Disease Prevention Programme was not given sufficient importance.
He said that a vibrant and strong Disease Prevention and Control System is required to meet the challenges of Public Health Sector to built a healthy society. Lt. Gen.(R) Khalid Maqbool further said that IPH has realized its role and started collaborated efforts with the help and assistance of National as well as International Organizations and educational institutions and MoU between IPH and LUMS would further boost these activities.
Dean IPH Professor Dr. Zarfishan Tahir said that through this MoU both the institutions will extend cooperation in Research and educational activities besides launching of new programs in various fields of public health. She said that exchange of faculty members and students delegations would also take place to get benefit from Lab and other facilities for research purposes.
Acting VC LUMS, Prof. Dr. Sabih Anwer said that the University is ready to offer full cooperation in research and educational activities and to initiate new academic, moreover, capacity building programs in collaboration with IPH for strengthening the Public Health Sector.
Furthermore, he said that Inter- professional training, research on diseases and establishing database. Of different diseases would help control epidemics and strengthen. The prevention of diseases control in Punjab.