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Pakistan's Minister for Health Recognizes USAID and JSI's Efforts to Strengthen Health Services in the Country

June 28, 2019

Originally posted on Urdu Point's website on June 28, 2019.

Peshawar, Pakistan: Minister for Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Hisham Inam ullah Khan Friday appreciated the collaboration and support of USAID in the health, population and education sectors of Pakistan especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.

He said the USAID global health supply chain program implemented by Chemonics international, JSI, USP and Pakistan Reading Projects demonstrate the commitment by USAID to improving the health and education system in the province.

He expressed these views in a quarterly review meeting with USAID, JSI, USP, and Chemonics held at a local hotel in Islamabad, said a press release issued here.

The Minister Health chaired the meeting attended by Secretary Health KP Dr. Syed Farooq Jamil, Secretary Population and Welfare KP Asghar Ali, DG Health KP Dr. Arshad, Sangita Patel USAID, Dr. Nabeela Ali Chief JSI, Han Kane Director USAID Pakistan and other high officials from USAID, JSI, USP, Peshawar University and from Khyber Medical University.

Minister further said that visionary and dynamic leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Imran Khan stands firmly committed to achieving a corruption free Pakistan and society with social justice and equitable access to basic amenities of life to all.

In a meeting, all the donor agencies and government expressed faith in the performance of institutions and committed to work together for the development of the province.

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JSI has worked in Pakistan since 1989, when it assisted the government to research and promote disposable, non-reusable syringe options in Pakistani clinics. Since then, JSI has implemented public health initiatives focused on maternal and child health, supply chain management, and health system strengthening.