The Indus Health Network (IHN) in collaboration with Interactive Research and development continues to implement innovative initiatives in Pakistan to reduce the burden of TB. IHN is the principal recipient for the MDR-TB – a grant awarded by The Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Through the grant Zero TB initiatives in Karachi and Peshawar are being implemented in partnership with public and private sector partners. IHN has been successful in delivery of innovative services and best practices for TB at scale and these efforts have been recognized by WHO in the GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT 2019.
To celebrate the achievements of our paediatric patients/ students, Indus Kay Sitaray (IKS) held its second graduation ceremony on April 26, 2019. IKS is a hospital-based school at The Indus Hospital (TIH). After completing the second educational term, 15 students from Prep-1 and Prep-2 classes, received their certificates from Dr Shamvil Ashraf, Executive Director, Medical Services, Indus Health Network (IHN) and Ms Nudrat Imam, Principal, Shahwilayat Public School.
Hospital collaborated with Department of Emergency Medicine at The Indus Hospital to conduct a 12-month competency-based Certificate Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM). The programme aims to train medical officers and residents to better manage the initial triage and stabilization of patients with varying medical, surgical and traumatic conditions.
The University of Manitoba has selected Pakistan’s Indus Hospital for Clinical Trials. An agreement to this effect was signed between the University of Manitoba and The Indus Hospital (TIH), Pakistan this week. Collaboration between Pakistani and Canadian institutions in this regard will further strengthen clinical trial facilities in Pakistan. Later, focus can be shifted to joint research on the causes and treatment of diseases like hepatitis, diabetes and cancer. A team of researchers from the University of Manitoba will be visiting Pakistan shortly.