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December 14, 2019

Pakistan to host Global Health Summit from 24th to 29th


December 14, 2019

A Global Health Summit being held in Pakistan will start on December 24 in Karachi and is likely to see participation of more than 1,000 medical practitioners from different countries.

The event has been organised by the nonprofit Medics International, which was established by American doctors of Pakistani origin, to commemorate the silver jubilee of its foundation. A UN-accredited body, the MI has been carrying out humanitarian and health care work in countries like Burkia Faso, Haiti, Greece, Iraq, Tanzania and Pakistan.

The summit will mark the silver jubilee of the foundation of the MI by a group of like-minded physicians in New York who were the graduates of medical colleges across Pakistan. The MI was founded in the basement of a NY residence and swiftly emerged as a global health care relief organisation.

With participation of over 1,000 professionals from the US, the UK, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Iraq and the UAE, the summit will be one of the biggest conferences Pakistan has ever seen on the subject of health care, medicine and related fields.

It is a continuing medical education-approved summit. There are several threads of the conference, namely medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, dental, young professionals’ career guidance and women wing axes.

The first leg of the summit will be held in Karachi on December 24, 25 and 26, while the second and final leg will be held in Islamabad on December 28 and 29.

“Previously we have organised our global conventions in countries like the US, Canada, the UK, Barbados, India, Iran and Iraq, and now we are coming to Pakistan for the first time, after the peace and security situation of our beloved country has improved. It is now conducive to holding such international events,” said MI founder Dr Wajih Rizvi.

Dr Rizvi, also a senior endocrinologist and diabetologist based in New Jersey, added: “We will have elaborate sessions on different fields of the health care profession. There is a whole army of global medical experts whose goal is to transfer the latest technology to Pakistan, train the trainers and facilitate a dialogue to benefit Pakistan, the region and the world at large.”

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