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May 6, 2016

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ISRA University and ICRC sign MoU

ISRA University and ICRC sign MoU

Islamabad

ISRA University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), says a press release.

ISRA University Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Umer Ali Khan and Reto Stocker, head of delegation, ICRC signed the MoU, while the ICRC members and the faculty of ISRA University including Professor Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Head of Surgery Department and Associate Professor Dr. Salman Tipu, vice dean, clinical sciences were also present on the occasion.

ICRC will offer the training to surgeons serving in Pakistan to tackle clinical management of weapon wounded patients and will also support the initiative of ISRA University to introducing the latest training study at postgraduate level with aiming that how to handle the clinical management particularly when serving to weapon wounded patients.

Postgraduate training is aimed to promote a surgical module with an objective to improve the knowledge and skills of surgeons on the comprehensive clinical management of patients injured by fire arms and explosive weapons with a focus on surgical techniques, related procedures and protocols.

This MoU being a first of its kind involving a leading private sector higher education institution in Pakistan is a milestone for both ISRA University and ICRC through which professional environment and learning to the surgeons/students joining this particular postgraduate training at ISRA University which is unmatched and incomparable in all aspects and has so much to offer to the learners.

ISRA University by this MoU will obtain the required professional corroboration from ICRC in the form of lectures provided by the ICRC specialists, together with a pool of ISRA University’s professors of surgery.

While addressing the participants, Reto Stocker said that the ICRC has worked in different parts of the world over the past 150 years, adding "During these years the ICRC has developed expertise in different fields of humanitarian services", he added.

He further maintained that ICRC has decided to transfer its capabilities to the local communities by engaging the local institutions. The institutions and people of Pakistan are incredible when it comes to their commitment towards philanthropy.

Mr. Stocker praised the efforts of ISRA University in the field of Health Services and said that it’s an honour for the ICRC to work with such a reputed institute. 

The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence, and to provide them with assistance.

Since the 1970s, it has set up a variety of programmes to ensure adequate surgical care for victims of firearms and explosive weapons in countries affected by conflicts and other situations of violence, worldwide.

During these years, the ICRC has acquired an experience and expertise in providing care to those wounded in conflict areas. Such knowledge has been summarized in a list of protocols and guidelines described in a series of educational manuals, videos and teaching modules aiming at assisting and training health care providers in the difficult task of treating victims of war.

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