Pak­istan, Iran get to­gether for en­hanc­ing health sec­tor

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - News -

Saira Afzal Tarar, Min­is­ter for Na­tional Health Ser­vices, Reg­u­la­tion and Co-or­di­na­tion in Pak­istan has re­cently con­ducted dis­cus­sions with Ira­nian of­fi­cials about the pos­si­bil­i­ties of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries in the pub­lic health sec­tor. The min­is­ter lauded the uni­ver­sal pub­lic health cov­er­age of Iran dur­ing her visit to Tehran. She stated that fam­ily plan­ning, pri­mary pub­lic health, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, po­lio erad­i­ca­tion, con­trol­ling in­fec­tious and non-in­fec­tious dis­eases and Iran’s health in­sur­ance sys­tem and health re­form plan are ar­eas in which both coun­tries can col­lab­o­rate and ben­e­fit from each other’s ex­pe­ri­ences. Both sides also agreed to en­hance co­op­er­a­tion in the pub­lic health sec­tor, in­clud­ing med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and fol­low upon the mem­o­randa of un­der­stand­ing signed be­tween the two coun­tries, when Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani vis­ited Islamabad in March last year.

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