Pakistan

Institute of Public Health

Tel: 0092 42 111-555-600
Tel: +021 9207100 10

7th Central Street

Defence Housing Authority
Karachi, Pakistan

M. Amanullah Khan - Director
http://iph.punjab.gov.pk

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Institute Profile

The first public health organization in Pakistan was established as the Institute of Hygiene & Preventive Medicine. Its main purpose was to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. In 1980, it was renamed the College of Community Medicine.  The name was again changed in 1995 to the Institute of Public Health.

The institute has a staff of more than 100 and is affiliated with University of Health Sciences, Lahore. The institute is in the process of transforming itself into a frontline institution, where health training and research is a top priority. The institute currently partners with UNICEF and WHO to address national public issues such as maternal health and infant mortality.

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Pakistan National Institute of Health (NIH)

Tel: +92 519255117
Tel: +92 3335184911

Brig Aamer Ikram - Director

www.nih.org.pk

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The Pakistan Institute of Health (NIH) was established in 1965 as independently working organizations including the Bureau of Laboratories, Directorate of Nutrition Survey, and other health-related organizations came together and formed what was formerly known as the National Health Center. In 1980, NIH became an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Health through the presidential ordinance XLIII.

NIH aims to facilitate international and regional collaboration, seek technical assistance, and participate in global disease control programs. It has made developments in laboratory diagnosis, biological manufacturing, food and drug quality control, research and development, and training facilities. The institute not only focuses on disease investigation but also capacity building through human resource development.

NIH is comprised of 4 divisions and 12 departments. It serves as a WHO collaborating center for viral diagnostics. In addition, it operates as a regional reference laboratory for polio and national reference center for influenza diagnosis.

Pakistan

Pakistan Facts

POPULATION:

180,808,000

SIZE:

803,940 sq km

GDP (USD):

$211.1 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$2,590

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Heart Disease
- Lower Respiratory Infections
- Diarrheal Diseae
- Perinatal Conditions
- Tuberculosis

INFANT MORTALITY:

70 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 62 
Female: 64

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, CDC