US ambassador calls on health minister


Health Minister Dr. Nadeem Jan Calls on U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome-Pak, U.S. collaboration in Health discussed. Federal Minister of Health Dr. Nadeem Jan met with US Ambassador Donald Blome. Issues pertaining to health sector and of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting
The US Ambassador appreciated the actions and reforms taken by the Health Minister in a short period of time. Dr. Nadeem Jan took important steps to keep the country and world safe from epidemics and diseases, said the US Ambassador. The Minister informed that the Government of Pakistan has successfully organized the Global Health Security Summit in Islamabad.
The US ambassador appreciated the vision of the Global Health Security Agenda and said that this was the need of the hour. In this context USA will cooperate to advance the agenda of global health security. The situation of nutrition in Pakistan was also discussed between the both dignitaries.
Dr. Nadeem Jan informed that Ministry of Health has formulated an integrated strategy to control malnutrition. A task force on nutrition has been formed which will ensure coordinated actions between the federation and the provinces, donors, stakeholders, said the Health Minister The Health Minister also informed that we have formulated an integrated strategy to eradicate polio.
He said that our polio workers are working on the frontlines. Under this integrated strategy, the services of polio workers will be utilised in other areas of health sector like Family Planning, Nutrition, Immunization Program etc.