The post-Covid gap in health was re-evaluated

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The post-Covid gap in health was re-evaluated


The Director General of Health Services, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Shaukat Ali on Wednesday chaired a meeting of a multi-sectoral technical workgroup to review the relationship between Covid-19 in health and progress in this situation since 2016.

The meeting was attended by the joint team of the Ministry of NHSR&C, Islamabad including the Federal Director General Health Dr Shabana Saleem, National Institute of Health and partner organizations including WHO, USAID/JSI and UKHSA.

During the meeting, a summary of the International Health Regulations (2005), its purpose and scope was given by Dr Salman from the National Institute of Health, Islamabad.

Dr Farah from WHO informed the participants about the Joint External Evaluation (JEE), its objectives, process and benefits for the country.

He explained that the advice of this JEE will help us to identify the trend of the Covid-19 gap in the health system and understand the progress made since the joint review in the 2016.

All partners assured their technical and financial support in the upcoming mission with the Ministry of NHSR&C, Islamabad for the upcoming mission.

Federal DG Health, Dr Shabana Saleem said that the department has already done some initial work with the support of the provincial health departments and he requested the line departments to join us in the meetings in the future.

Published in Alabi News, January 26th2023.


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