Ethiopia, Pakistan discuss cooperation in health sector
Addis Ababa, August 30, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Pakistan are mulling further cooperation in the health sector, especially in the areas of academic and research collaboration.
To this end, a six-member Ethiopian delegation together with Jemal Beker, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Pakistan met with senior officials of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan as well as related parastatals and public sector universities.
The delegation, led by Dr. Abdulahi Hussein, Vice President of Ethiopia’s Jigjiga University, paid a visit to the Ministry of National Health Services and met with Director General Health Dr. Baseer Achakzai to discuss cooperation.
On the occasion, Ambassador Jemal Beker stressed on the need for establishing institutional linkages in healthcare between the two countries.
The ambassador along with the delegation briefed also the Director General about healthcare and medical training systems in Ethiopia.
Both sides agreed to work out memoranda of understanding to strengthen the cooperation of the two countries in the health sector.
The delegation also visited the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and had a comprehensive discussion on cooperation in the medical sector.
Afterwards, the delegation met with the Executive Director of PIMS and received a briefing on the functioning of the institute.
The health experts from the FDRE also paid visit to College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, and Al-Maroof Hospital Islamabad, as called by MFA Ethiopia.